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Novell chief: 'Our Linux performance did not meet our expectations'

Feb 27, 2009, 15:17 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Dignan)

"Needless to say the Microsoft agreement gravy train was the big topic among analysts covering Novell. A few nuggets gleaned from Novell executives:

"* Russell said that "customers certainly are price sensitive" and Novell expects that the prices for Microsoft-Novell Linux certificates are not going to hold.
* Demand generation for Novell's Linux business is the company's responsibility--not Microsoft's. The big problem was that Novell was relying on big deals that failed to materialize."

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