Novell CEO Disses Embrace of Desktop Linux

“When he took the reins almost two years ago, new Novell
President and CEO Ronald Hovsepian, was going to lead the charge in
driving the Linux acceptance and conversion. Recently he said that
the Desktop Linux market, in the next 3 to 5 years, is mainly
enterprise-related and that the consumer market will take longer to

“While acceptance and conversion to Desktop Linux may occur more
slowly in the U.S. than in other parts of the world, I think it
sends a negative message for the CEO of a company that produces a
product to make such a statement about that product…”