"2. Too Negative On Novell: The VAR Guy also predicted
deals like Sun-MySQL would kill Novell. His thesis: Novell's SUSE
Linux team would feel the squeeze as open source applications
companies merged with one another or moved closer to Red Hat's
universe. In reality, Novell's SUSE Linux sales grew as fast as --
or faster than -- the overall Linux market in 2008.
"3. Too Bullish On Canonical Ubuntu Server Edition: This was
supposed to be the year that Ubuntu jumped from Linux desktops to
the server. But Sun Microsystems -- a struggling company -- is the
only major server maker that promotes Ubuntu on the server."