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Linux Times: Alan Nugent: Insight from Novell's CTO

Nov 09, 2004, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In this interview by Preston St. Pierre, Alan Nugent, Novell's CTO, speaks on behalf of Novell on their Linux strategy. Innovation is on the way at Novell, with a next-generation desktop in the plans. Internally, the Linux migration is on schedule, and the staff are wholly in favor of moving away from Windows.

"Preston: Why did Novell choose to shift to the Linux business?

"Alan Nugent: Novell's core business traditionally has been network operating systems. NetWare used to be the market leader in the early 1990s. Because of competition from Microsoft, as well as some loss of focus within Novell, we lost that lead. NetWare revenues remained a big part of Novell, but were declining at a 14% year on year rate..."

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