After reading about how poorly Linux is doing when Microsoft Vista left a giant hole in the market you can drive a truck full of Open Source software through, I blamed part of the problem on Novell. I told the Linux world “Do not let Novell carry your flag.” The quote comes in the fourth paragraph.
A site I didn’t know about, Boycott Novell, seemed to like that advice and called it their Quote of the Day. I also heard from some Novell people, who weren’t thrilled, but I stand by what I said. The history of Novell marketing reads like the Encyclopedia of Disaster, and they show little improvement that I can see.
Would I love Novell to buy a marketing clue? Absolutely. Holding my breath? Absolutely not.