Novell: Linux finally breaks even
Feb 26, 2010, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Well, that only took six years and change.
"As part of its discussion of its financial results for the
first quarter of fiscal 2010 ended in January, Dana Russell, chief
financial officer at operating system and systems software maker
Novell, said that the SUSE Linux business was at break-even, what
he called "a significant milestone."
"For the quarter, Novell continued its trend of ever-shrinking
overall sales as its legacy NetWare operating system and GroupWise
collaboration software business declines faster than SUSE Linux
support revenues can fill in the gap. Total revenues for the
quarter came to $202.4m, down 5.8 per cent, with software license
sales plummeting 25 per cent to $21.2m (largely because of NetWare