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Novell steering Microsoft defectors back to Microsoft?

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Oh, my. On the one hand, Mary Jo is reporting that, just as Novell's Bruce Lowry had said, Novell's pact with Microsoft seems to be earning it back market share against Red Hat.http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/14679/edit

On the other hand, and of much greater concern, the pact doesn't seem to be helping drive Linux forward, as the deal promised to do. Instead, it is carving up a still small Linux pie, and actually draining Linux growth and putting that money in Microsoft's pocket.

In short, Novell is getting what it wants - to hurt Red Hat - but not getting what it really wants - to grow the market and take a larger share of that market.

More Here.


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Whatever the reasons behind the formation of the Microsoft-Novell technology partnership announced last year, it's helping Novell SuSE Linux gain at Red Hat's expense, according to a research study due out next month.

The Yankee Group "2007 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Survey" — a survey of nearly 1,000 IT managers and C-level executives — says that Novell's SuSE Linux is "mounting a serious threat to Red Hat's heretofore unassailable dominance in the Linux market."

Yankee Group: Novell gaining (with Microsoft’s help) at Red Hat’s expense

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