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Novell's SUSE Linux futures

Mar 09, 2009, 19:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Novell first partnered up with Microsoft to boost its Linux business. Now, it appears Novell needs Microsoft to keep its head above water. Still, Novell delivered more of a profit than the analysts had expected, 7 cents per share instead of 6 cents per share, and its open platform sales, aka Linux, totaled $35 million, up 24 percent from a year ago.

"Moving ahead, Novell plans on reducing the prices of its products and pushing out the next versions of its commercial Linux: SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) and SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 11. To do this, according to sources at Novell, the company does not plan on having any more layoffs."

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