May 9, 2005
Linux brings choice to business, says Novell
There was a time when Linux was associated with nerds in their bedrooms toiling away on DIY Linux kits, driven by visions of a Windows-free world. These were the believers and on the other side there were the sceptics. The attitude of most businesses was to wait on the sidelines until the fate of the technology was decided one way or the other. Well, Linux has emerged from the bedroom and there are growing signs that it is negotiating the rocky path to the boardroom. None more so that when mainstream IT firm Novell put Linux at the centre of its business strategy by acquiring the world's second largest Linux vendor Suse Linux at the beginning of last year.