Re: iso suse 9.3 pro available ?
From: TokaMundo (TokaMundo_at_weedizgood.org)
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 14:43:46 GMT
On Sat, 9 Jul 2005 09:29:29 -0400, "Arthur Hagen" <email@example.com>
>To a corporation, you don't think farther ahead than when your stock
>options expire. The goal isn't to make customers happy, but
>shareholders, and what happens with the company 5 years from now because
>the reputation has been blown is completely irrelevant. Shareholders
>would be extatic if the company doubles its stock value in a year, and
>then goes bankrupt after they get a chance to sell their stock.
>Remember that Novell is only in it for the money, not any altruism or
>real personal interest in Linux.
Have you examined the history of the Novell corporation? Are you
aware of what other companies did to them over the years?
I think they embraced Linux because they saw it for what it is.
They embraced it because it is the right choice for them. Not only
does it have everything to do with the bottom line, but it ALSO DOES
have to do with the nitty gritty of making men and women more
productive and more secure feeling about the integrity and low
volatility of their stored information.
I personally feel that the file systems alone used by the Linux
world are much safer than BillyWare's stuff is.
Let us not forget Novell's roots as well. They have always had a
secure proprietary file system. Now, with Suse, they can "open up",
allowing a bigger chunk of the world to be on the same playing field.
Sure, it's about the bottom line, but not necessarily the growth
rate at this point in the game. They hire teams of developers to do
the job right. THEN the revenues increase due to lower operating
costs (customer service, etc.), and due to reputation for being the
Do you know how long that it was Novell on nearly every server a
small or medium sized business around? They had a big share.
Then, to some, other options appeared to be a lower cost solution.
To me, it was only appearing to be lower cost. That was the teeth,
sinking in very slowly...
With Linux, Novell can hire a larger dev team at lower cost, and
still achieve a better product, by default.
I think that a problem that surfaces gets fixed, and that rather
immediately, if it's a bona fide problem.
How can you think that a board of directors are that uninformed?
How do you think those folks got where they are?