""We have invested heavily in our Linux business to
gain market share and acquire new customers," Novell CFO Dana
Russell said on the company's quarterly conference call last night.
"While the business is not yet profitable, we are making steady
progress and plan for it to be break-even no later than 12 to 18
months from today."
"Novell entered the Linux business in 2003 with the acquisition
of SUSE Linux for $210 million and Linux desktop vendor Ximian.
"Novell reported its second quarter fiscal 2009 results after
the market close yesterday, with net revenue for the quarter coming
in at $216 million, a decline from the $236 million reported for
the second quarter of 2008 and just below Wall Street