"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Novell Defends SUSE Linux Revenue Performance
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Novell Inc's president and chief operating officer Ron Hovsepian has
> | defended the company's SUSE Linux business, maintaining that it is
> | performing better than the company's revenue figures suggest.
"Hovsepian maintained that the business has not lost momentum, however,
pointing to reduction in revenue from the retail channel being offset by
corporate revenue growth. SUSE's momentum was in the retail market, what
we've had a chance to do was redirect that to the server and to the
Translation: Nobody seems to want linux on the desktop. We're
concentrating on servers like Red Hat does.
"While SUSE's Professional distribution provided it with a popular
product among enthusiasts and technical users, Hovsepian maintained that
revenue channel was not sustainable in the long-term and was better
served by the openSUSE community project."
Translation: We can't sell it, but we think that we can give it away.
"The bigger market over time is with the [SUSE Linux Enterprise} Desktop
product we outline last week, Hovsepian maintained. While my [Linux
revenue] number might be flat in total it outgrew the market in Europe
Translation: The European market for linux declined last year.