Novell scores Office Depot for Linux...but Dwight Schrute is not impressed

Office Depot moves to Linux. Good news for all except Dunder Mifflin.

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In a major coup for Linux and for Novell, Office Depot has decided to consolidate its wide-ranging server architecture on Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. Office Depot is the second-largest office supplies retailer in the US (right behind Dunder Mifflin).

While this won't make Dwight happy (word on the street is that he's taken out a contract on Justin Steinman and is currently stalking Novell's Waltham headquarters looking for "weak defenses"), it's a solid demonstration of Linux's continued strength.

Well done, Novell. This is the kind of news I look forward to hearing from you. Whatever Dwight may think.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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