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NetworkWorldFusion: Novell Shoots Blanks on Linux Offer

Aug 24, 2004, 01:45 (17 Talkback[s])
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"A couple of months ago, Novell announced that anyone who wanted to try its new Linux offerings and utilities could sign up for what's called the Novell Linux Technical Resource Kit. Well, if a company with real marketing had been behind it there would have been great fanfare and much hoopla. This announcement simply showed up on a Web page. This is Novell we're talking about after all, and, as the old saying goes, its extremely difficult for the leopard to change its spots.

"Still, stealth marketing did its job via word-of-mouth and the occasional mention in a column or news story.

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