Novell Nabs Office Depot

Office Depot — the office supply giant spread across forty-three countries — has decided it will give up it's mix of internal server OS's and transition to a SUSE-only operation.

The retailer, second only to Staples in the office supply market, has decided that it will no longer run a miss-mash of operating systems on it's internal servers. The decision to use Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server offering is only the latest in a string of wins for Novell over main rival Red Hat.

The move is being described as an effort to reduce costs, with hopes of perking up the retailer's declining figures.

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Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.

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