"The rumor mill has Novell laying off everything from
simply more than the announced 100 staffers to a retracted story of
about 1,000 employees. The reality is, drum-roll please, it's still
less than 100 employees out of about 4,000 employees.
"According to Ian Bruce, Novell's PR director, Novell has no
plans for future layoffs and the layoffs of not quite 100
individuals out of Novell's worldwide employees are now completed.
Bruce was not able to say whether these layoffs were focused in any
one geographical or technical area."