"But while management continues to stress its continued support
for NetWare, the question of its flagship product lingers. Indeed,
Novell customers have expressed concern that the company's new
Linux focus might result in the abandonment of NetWare. CNET
News.com recently spoke with Chris Stone, Novell's vice chairman,
to find out what the future holds--for Linux and for NetWare.
"Are customers worried about the direction that Novell
and NetWare is headed?
"Customers don't necessarily buy OSes--they buy the services on
top. In many cases the reason that, say, Microsoft is so successful
is because they differentiate themselves with the Office
application suite. We didn't do that..."