Jealousy? Novell, Red Hat, and the Linux Desktop
Apr 19, 2008, 02:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"Recently, both Novell and Red Hat went on record as dismissing
the idea that the consumer Linux desktop is going to be taking off
anytime soon. It's not? Has anyone told Asus and Xandros? Everex
and gOS? How about Dell and Ubuntu? They're all doing great with
consumer Linux desktops.
"Novell actually isn't taking an extreme position on the
consumer Linux desktop. Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian on April 15th in
India, according to an InfoWorld report, simply said that the
consumer market is taking longer to develop than the business
market and that 'The market for the desktop for the next three to
five years is mainly enterprise-related...'"