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Novell CEO Speaks Truth To Linux

Aug 12, 2007, 14:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Wolfe)

"It's been a good news, bad news kind of week for Linux. On the one hand, some supporters remain deluded that the open-source operating system has a legit chance of taking on Vista. At the same time, Novell CEO Ron Hovespian took a hard look at the Linux landscape and came to a conclusion not to different from my recent rant about their being way too many distros. (Okay, he didn't say precisely that.)

"What Hovespian did do, according to the report in the authoritative but terminally cheeky Register is essentially point out that the multiplicity of distros makes it expensive for vendors to prep their ports..."

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