Novell Earnings Fall, But Linux Products Offer Hope

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“From a financial perspective, 2011 is not starting off
particularly well for enterprise software vendor Novell. The
company released its first quarter fiscal 2011 financial results
this week, reporting a decline in revenues and a net loss for the

“Novell (NASDAQ:NOVL) did not host an analyst call to discuss
its earnings, as the company is in the process of being acquired
and taken private by Attachmate in a deal valued at $2.2

“For Novell’s first fiscal quarter of 2011, which ended on
January 31, 2011, Novell reported revenues of $191 million. The
first quarter 2011 revenue is a decline of nearly 6 percent from
the $202 million in revenues Novell reported for the first quarter
of 2010. On the net income side, Novell reported a net loss of $18
million or $0.05 per share which is in stark contrast with the
first quarter of 2010 when Novell reported a profit of $20

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