"Just before hopping a plane to jet off to LinuxWorld in San
Francisco, Novell vice chairman Chris Stone provided a few quick
answers to a few of our questions on Monday's announcements that
Novell plans to buy Gnome and Mono developer Ximian--as well as on
Red Hat's decision to sue SCO.
"Microsoft Watch: Now that you are buying
Ximian, will Novell offer a Linux desktop distribution?
"Stone: Yes. The plan is to package the Ximian
desktop with some of our products. Specifics are yet to be
determined. But we want to cover Linux from the desktop to the
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