November 15, 2003
Novell: The new Linux superpower
Analysis: Novell was a dying company with its networking products in sharp decline for nearly a decade. But six months ago it pulled itself together and made a successful play for Ximian, the top Linux desktop company. Last week, it upped the ante and went after SuSE, a top enterprise-Linux vendor. Novell, it would seem, is hoping to combine the top Linux desktop with the top Linux Enterprise OS to create a pleasing tech confection.