The Most Likely Not to Survive 2009
Novell is recruiting and appointing Microsoft employees or Microsoft-sympathetic figures to occupy top positions. At the same time, it viciously fights Microsoft rivals like Sun and Red Hat whilst veteran Novell engineer, Greg K-H, chooses to throw mud at Ubuntu/Canonical.
It’s not exactly shocking that, based on this new survey, Novell may not survive for more than 12 months. It still operates at a loss.
#1 among technology companies… as one which is likely not to survive this year.
Novell positioned ‘number one’ in badness league (they even
chose a colour scheme to suit ours)
People have already explained the rationale of Microsoft buying Novell, so this is neither far fetched nor a figment of our imagination. We wrote about this roughly half a dozen times over the past 2 years. Since then, Novell has readjusted its roadmap so as to focus more on Microsoft technologies, i.e. technical alignment. █ [Hat tip: Lyle Howard Seave]