Linux OS sales boost Novell

Published on November 19, 2004

This news item makes me chuckle. A company that was previously losing money selling a commerical OS is now making a profit selling a free OS. Does this say that from a business customer's perspective "free" is actually more expensive than "not free"? Are the costs just hidden?

Anyway, despite being a big Microsoft fan I don't want to see us left with no choices and no competition. Roll on Linux! Maybe Novell can get back to focusing on its own business and stop trying to litigate money out of Microsoft for past sins.