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Novell: Once a Bridesmaid, Always a Bridesmaid

Intel Has Been Throwing Novell a Few Crumbs

Novell's attempt to dominate the news coming out of LinuxWorld last week left Linux watcher Prudential Equity unmoved. It still thinks Red Hat is king of the hill and that "Novell will likely be a distant #2 provider."

It says, "Novell is making positive headway, but still faces the difficult task of supporting a billion-dollar-plus run-rate as they transition to a new business model."

Intel, which was a solidly Red Hat shop, has been throwing Novell a few crumbs. Intel has been replacing its RISC-based servers in chip design with Linux machines. Meanwhile, Red Hat is raising expectations that its international position is deepening.

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