Novell sales and profits tumble

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Novell reported yesterday that net income for the fiscal quarter ending 31 January 2006 reached $1.8m, down from $396m in the same period last year when the company reported high gains related to a settlement with Microsoft.

However, Novell reported total open platform solutions revenue of $56m, up from $14m in the year ago period, driven by sales of Linux and Open Enterprise Server.

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