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[News] Novell's CEO Apologises and Sees GNU/Linux Gaining

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Novell boss in semi-apology over Microsoft pact

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| Speaking at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), Hovsepian said he 
| could have done a "better job" of communicating about the deal and suggested 
| he got caught up in thinking about customers, instead of the perception and 
| possible fallout from dealing with Microsoft.   
| [...]
| "I know the deal we did with Microsoft caused a lot of noise and flack in the 
| market," Hovsepian told OSBC on Tuesday. "And I wish I'd done a better job of 
| communicating that. But the thing that caught in my head was the customer.  


Novell Bullish On Linux In Economic Downturn 

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| "I believe open source will be the largest beneficiary of the downturn. This 
| will be driven by the customer," said Hovsepian, in an opening keynote for 
| the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. He cited a 
| survey conducted for Novell by IDC that found 72% of respondents either 
| evaluating or planning an increase in their use of Linux; 49% said Linux will 
| be their number one operating system for new server deployments in the next 
| five years.       


"LH [Longhorn] is a pig and I don't see any solution to this problem. If we are
to rise to the challenge of Linux..."

                --Jim Allchin, Microsoft
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