Novell will (continue to) support KDE after all
tim-s/rLXaiAEBtBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org
Wed Nov 16 02:17:16 UTC 2005
William Park <opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at public.gmane.org> writes:
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 07:18:28PM -0500, Scott Elcomb wrote:
> > On 11/15/05, William Park <opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 05:38:53PM -0500, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> > > > If this was a PR exercise it wasn't a good one. Having to
> > > > backtrack on what was originally (touted as) a definitive
> > > > strategic decision is not usually good publicity, as it suggests
> > > > that Novell misjudged the market the first time.
> > >
> > > Yeah, that's was a bit odd. Could it be that Novell has no
> > > "strategy", and is simply trying this and that? :-)
> > Everything is a learning experience (trial-and-error), not just for
> > people, but for "virtual entities" like business too.
> > Strategy is about minimizing the "misses" in a hit-and-miss
> > environment.
> True. Novell could've said, "We don't have money to support 2 desktops,
> so we're dropping one." Instead, they hype it up as Novell's new
> strategic decision from almighty IT think-tank.
> I still don't understand why they sold WordPerfect. They could've
> ported that to Linux, and everybody would be talking about Novell's WP
> instead of Sun's OO. In fact, Novell could have owned GUI desktop on
They did port it to Linux (or Corel did, I forget). We (Starnix) still have a
copy. It was decent but I still prefer troff or TeX/LaTeX to any word
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