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Tuesday 9th November 2004

I was a bit disappointed by the rather timid language in the Novell Linux Desktop press release:

Novell Linux Desktop is not about the wholesale replacement of your Windows systems, but rather it's about identifying where and when an open source desktop can be a sensible, cost-effective alternative. In our pragmatic view, the time is now for specific desktop users to reap the benefits of open source.

It's also interesting that the announcement of the settlement with Microsoft came at the same time. I'm a little bit worried about what might be happening behind the scenes - is there a connection between the three recent announcements?