December 8, 2009, 6:55 am
Much of that annual deficit came in the fourth quarter, which included a $279 million noncash impairment charge that sent Novell’s quarter into the red by $259 million.
Unless you look at Novell’s Linux numbers. Linux remains Novell’s most appealing business and was up 21 percent year over year to $149 million–and up 14 percent at $39 in in its fourth quarter over the year-ago period. While a far cry from Red Hat’s booming Linux business, Novell’s results suggest that there’s life in its Linux business yet…