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Users Approve of Novell's Acquisitions

Nov 10, 2003, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

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Computerworld: Novell Users: SUSE Linux and Ximian Deals Could Put Company Back on Track

"After years of watching Novell Inc. lose market share to Microsoft Corp. and other vendors, a lot of Novell users are saying the company's decision to acquire SUSE Linux AG could be exactly what's needed to revitalize the middle-aged developer of NetWare.

"Together with its acquisition earlier this year of Linux desktop vendor Ximian Inc., Novell's $210 million purchase of SUSE, announced on Tuesday, will help make the company's product offerings more compelling, users said..."

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Computerworld NZ: Novell Buys Well with SuSE, Locals Say

"In New Zealand, the main impact will be on public perceptions of Linux, says David Lane, interim co-ordinator of Linux vendor group Openz.

"'There's a large, loyal Novell-installed base here and they'll look more favourably at migrating to Linux. With IBM also investing in Novell, it should increase confidence within the New Zealand Novell user base...'"

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