“If packed demo rooms are any indication of interest in its latest Linux desktop, Novell has a willing audience,” says this article. Seems like more and more vendors are giving Novell a listening ear.
The article goes into Novell’s strategy, message to vendors, and vendors’ reactions.
“‘Don’t slip into comfortable inaction,’said Ladd Timpson, global director of channel and partner marketing at Novell, during the first keynote session of the conference. The title of Timpson’s presentation: ‘Offering Choice In An Open World.'”
“Several market factors are playing to Novell’s message, he said. They include the rise of new licensing and support models across the software industry, the urgent need for secure computing environments, the reality of heterogenity and the ongoing need to cut costs.”