Novell Financial Results: Good News And Bad News for Linux
Dec 05, 2008, 15:03 (7 Talkback[s])
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"2. SUSE Linux Revenue: According to Novell’s
press release, the company "reported $36 million of product revenue
from Open Platform Solutions, of which $33 million was from Linux
Platform Products, up 33% compared to the same period last year."
"The VAR Guy’s Spin: Mixed reaction. Thirty-three percent
growth is impressive in a horrendous economy. But consider this:
Novell says it generated $120 million for the year from Linux
Platform Products. That's not much money within the overall IT
industry, and it speaks to a broader industry problem: Open source
companies are still struggling to monetize their code."