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Novell Bid to Cannibalise Linux Market

Nov 14, 2008, 22:35 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"In effect, this itself shows a weakness in Novell's sales strategy - the company cannot, on its own, identify likely GNU/Linux users. It cannot convince people to switch. Red Hat has to do the hard work and then Novell tries to sneak its way in.

"Novell is offering a three-year subscription to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for users who switch - and two years of support to assist in making the switch. Something like the deal I get from my local baker - a loaf plus six buns for a little more than the cost of the loaf. The difference is the buns are palatable.

"Wonderful strategy - assuming that there are lots of companies lining up for what, in my opinion, is a waste of time."

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