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The Globe and Mail: Linux News Will Shake Microsoft

Nov 13, 2003, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Kapica)

"Generally, Linux professionals greeted the double whammy with cautious optimism. Evan Leibovitch, president of the Linux Professional Institute, the certification body for all open-source software, said the moves were excellent for both companies--Novell has an extensive network of support and business partners as well as about 25,000 reseller channel partners, which Red Hat and SuSE do not. As for Red Hat, it too is playing to its own strength, which is the success of its enterprise product.

"Mr. Leibovitch noted that Novell would now offer Red Hat some powerful competition. Moreover, he said, 'there's no reason Novell shouldn't overtake Red Hat in two years.'

"What does all this have to do with Microsoft?

"Everything, it seems..."

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