"Don't hate Novell because of its partnership with Microsoft.
Hate Novell because its business stinks.
"Novell tried to clear the air last week, big time. The Waltham,
Mass., software company wrapped up a review of its options
accounting practices that began late last year, and announced that
it won't need to restate a decade's worth of financial results. The
company also provided details on a controversial pact with
Microsoft--in a nutshell, Novell hasn't agreed to sell the scaly
hides of 100 open-source developers to Bill Gates in exchange for a
boxcar full of gold bars..."