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The sudden departure of Novell Inc.'s chief executive officer, Jack Messman, is an uncharacteristic move for the quiet software giant, underlining its desire to mount a more aggressive challenge to Microsoft Corp.'s domination of the business desktop.
Novell is trying to persuade the corporate world that anyone who knows Microsoft's Windows will find the latest version of SUSE a breeze to learn and maintain.
"Linux isn't free, you need to invest time and effort into making it happen for you," he says. "That is where Novell with it's SUSE offering and the revitalization of the old Netware line is good news for Linux wanabees ... the biggest benefits will be speed of system performance and cost savings, as well as the bonus of more stable, secure, and reliable IT operations."
"Novell has very loyal customers, and a solid install base," he says. "It just won't die."