"That's not to say it doesn't have some good software, or that
there aren't some very good people working there. But the fact is
that despite having SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and much
else to offer, Novell is a company going nowhere fast. Ask yourself
this -- which of these two companies does it most resemble: Red
Hat, the vigorous, thrusting fellow Linux server operating system
vendor, or the crumbling Sun Microsystems, just before Oracle
"That may be a loaded question, but you know the answer, and it
sure as heck isn't Red Hat. There's a smell of death about Novell
these days, along with a sense that this is a company that will
never again attain the heights it reached in the past with NetWare.
Like Sun before the Oracle acquisition, it's in terminal decline.
You know it, I know it, and, it seems, the company's management
know it too."