__/ [lqualig@xxxxxxxxx] on Friday 04 November 2005 16:20 \__
> William Poaster wrote:
>> On Fri, 04 Nov 2005 10:43:27 +0000, a broadcast message from the Sinister
>> Midget console, was as follows:
>> > On 2005-11-04, Au79 <au79@xxxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
>> >> CNET News.com - United States
>> > Novell (Quote, Chart) plans to cut roughly 600 jobs and focus on its
>> > core businesses, Linux and identity, to drive company growth,
>> > executives announced Wednesday.
>> > The restructuring is expected to save the company more than $110
>> > million in annual run-rate expenses, officials said, resulting in a
>> > restructuring charge of $30 million to $50 million in the fourth
>> > quarter, which ended Monday.
>> > Wasn't some Windolt trying to make the case that Novelll was dumping
>> > linux when they posted the job cuts?
>> The Larry Qualig/lqualig wintroll in the "Linux PCs: Customer service or
>> lip service?" thread, I believe you mean....
> Learn to read. Better yet, show where I said that "Novell is dumping
> Linux" - I didn't think so.
> What I posted was the fact that Novell had a layoff yesterday. And the
> FACT (according to SEC filings) that SuSE revenue declined by 17%
> compared to the prior year.
> But hey, don't let FACTS get in the way of your lies. Keep claiming
> that I said "Novell is dumping Linux." Perhaps someone here is stupid
> enough to believe it.
Novell laid off a large proporation of their employees as a part of re-
structuring process. According to what I read in the news this morning, a
/tighter/ bond with Linux and re-centralisation around Open Source forms
the very core of that restructuring process. If anything, this reorganisa-
tion (Microsoft are going through a similar phase by the way) shows that
Novell are strengthening their SuSE front more than ever before. It would
be foolish to assume anything else.
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