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Re: [opensuse] gotta love Ron
  • From: d.gavrilovic <d.gavrilovic@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 23:20:51 -0500
  • Message-id: <38c146350612012020j7b7ef641i38da74ce3b2cb461@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12/1/06, Geir A. Myrestrand <geir.myrestrand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
David Canar wrote:
> John Andersen wrote:
>> On Friday 01 December 2006 03:44, James Tremblay wrote:
>>> Ron is my kinda guy, as this quote from him proves he knows just how
>>> tight a rope he has to walk.
>>> "As for allegations that Novell has intentionally or naively entered a
>>> deal with the devil, Hovsepian was candid in his remarks: "We've been
>>> competing with Microsoft for 20 years. We didn't just get stupid
>>> overnight."
>> So this "WE" he refers to has little to do with Novell. I wager,
>> given the changes at Novell over time, there are very few people who
>> have been there
>> 20 years who are still in upper management.
> But he was 17 years with IBM, which didn't have a pleasant experience
> with Microsoft over OS/2.
> I liked what Ron said.
> David.

I interpreted it as him saying that stupidity is something they have
accumulated over 20 years...sort of reaching an all time high with this
agreement... ;-)

Please turn off your flame-throwers, I don't mean to say anything
negative about Ron or Novell. I just interpreted it in a way that made
the statement sound quite funny IMO...

I initially had a knee jerk negative reaction to Ron when I saw him at
that announcement with Ballmer. But I think I will give him the
benefit of the doubt now that I it seems that he stood up for Novell &
Linux against the Ballmer. Good for Ron!!

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of
the surest stepping stones to success." - Dale Carnegie
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