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Jealousy? Novell, Red Hat, and the Linux Desktop

Apr 19, 2008, 02:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Recently, both Novell and Red Hat went on record as dismissing the idea that the consumer Linux desktop is going to be taking off anytime soon. It's not? Has anyone told Asus and Xandros? Everex and gOS? How about Dell and Ubuntu? They're all doing great with consumer Linux desktops.

"Novell actually isn't taking an extreme position on the consumer Linux desktop. Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian on April 15th in India, according to an InfoWorld report, simply said that the consumer market is taking longer to develop than the business market and that 'The market for the desktop for the next three to five years is mainly enterprise-related...'"

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