“Novell Inc. on Thursday posted a quarterly net profit, compared
with a year-earlier loss, on stronger sales of Linux operating
software and a boost to earnings from a weaker dollar.
“Excluding charges, Novell’s profit was at the high end of Wall
Street expectations. But the company, which does not give detailed
financial forecasts, cautioned that it expected 2005 to be ‘another
rebuilding year’ as it shifts away from its reliance on sales of
older networking software…”