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LinuxPlanet: Novell To Launch 'Linux Awareness' Program Next Year

Nov 29, 2005, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"In 2006, Novell will launch a 'Linux awareness' program meant to migrate more customers, resellers, and development partners from NetWare and Microsoft Windows to open source alternatives.

"This, according to Ed Anderson, VP of global marketing for Novell's Linux and open source solutions. Unlike most of its competitors, Novell currently sells both proprietary and Linux software, Anderson said in an interview with LinuxPlanet. 'We have mixed business models,' he added.

"Novell has no plans, at this point, of abandoning support for either Windows or its long-time NetWare platform, Anderson explained. But in a multifaceted program to take place next year, Novell is due to become 'substantially more aggressive' about selling Linux..."

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