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Hoosier Penguin: BrainShare: Mountains Out of Molehills?

Mar 19, 2007, 22:45 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Basically, the thrust of Novell's plan for the future is to focus on two areas: Linux in the enterprise and their enterprise management services. The first part is fairly straightforward: Novell wants Linux (theirs) in as many different machines as possible.

"The second prong, highlighted by CEO Ron Hovsepian in his keynote, is where the whole interoperability plan with Microsoft falls. And while Hovsepian was pretty soft-spoken during his entire keynote, you could hear a little steel in his voice when he emphasized that the entire reason for the partnership with Microsoft was entirely done for the customers.

"The fact that it also kicked open a lot of big-name customer doors? That was like friends with benefits..."

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