Novell: “Your Linux is ready” road show

Today I stepped by the roman chapter of Novel’s “Your Linux is ready” tour. In the past years I went to many Novell’s roadshows, to be honest most of the times no many people were attending usually. But this time I was impressed by the number of attendees, there were no spare seats in the whole room.

Questions posed were quite technical, people were asking nuts and bolts about virtualization and clustering capabilities, but few were interested in document format compatibility too.

My guess? People are not struggling to get a Linux Desktop – yes, Novell’s CTO Jeff Jaffe is too optimistic – but it’s clear that the Microsoft-Novell agreement got public interest. People I met today were professionals, not just curious.

Did they all read the Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates survey?