This was originally published in ZDNet's Between the Lines.
Novell's fiscal first-quarter results were a mixed bag, and Linux invoices fell sharply as the company failed to sign big deals.
For the first quarter, ended Jan. 31, Novell reported non-GAAP earnings of $24 million, or 7 cents a share, on revenue of $215 million. Those results were a penny better than Wall Street estimates. Net income for the first quarter was $11 million, or 3 cents a share.
On the surface, Novell's quarter told a familiar tale. Open platform sales, which are dominated by Linux offerings, were $… Read more