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Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Just got an email from Novell's marketing arm, the title of the email is "US
Navy Exchange goes Virtualized".

My first thought was "Who cares if the US Navy puts MS Exchange on Virtual
servers!" and then I immediately thought "Novell must be touting the fact
they used XEN on Linux to virtualize their MS Exchange system?"

Well, I was right about them using Xen and touting Linux. I was wrong about
them using MS Exchange.

It would be nice if headlines didn't use words that matched competitors
products. You dont' see Microsoft sending out emails saying "Company ABC
Groupwise chooses MS Virtual Server". Where Groupwise is the name of the
division of Company ABC.

Just confusing for those of us who aren't/weren't familiar with the US Navy
Exchange (NEXCOM).

Reminds me of the OS/2 ad campaign for OS/2 Warp "OS/2, it obliterates your
software!"



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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Novell has a marketing arm?

Mike M wrote:
> Just got an email from Novell's marketing arm, the title of the email is "US
> Navy Exchange goes Virtualized".

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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

It is a baby-arm.

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"Travis" <tjmduke_remove_me@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Novell has a marketing arm?
>
> Mike M wrote:
>> Just got an email from Novell's marketing arm, the title of the email is
>> "US Navy Exchange goes Virtualized".



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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Keith V. Klenke wrote:
> It is a baby-arm.
>


Acid
Reflux
Marketing
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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 19:28:48 +0000, Travis wrote:

> Novell has a marketing arm?


Yeah, it's one guy. He makes a better emcee than he does a marketing
person.

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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Sure do. It's next to the janitorial services area.

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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Joseph Marton wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 19:28:48 +0000, Travis wrote:
>
>> Novell has a marketing arm?

>
> Yeah, it's one guy. He makes a better emcee than he does a marketing
> person.
>


Leave kim out of this....

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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Mike M wrote:
> Just got an email from Novell's marketing arm, the title of the email is "US
> Navy Exchange goes Virtualized".
>
> My first thought was "Who cares if the US Navy puts MS Exchange on Virtual
> servers!" and then I immediately thought "Novell must be touting the fact
> they used XEN on Linux to virtualize their MS Exchange system?"
>
> Well, I was right about them using Xen and touting Linux. I was wrong about
> them using MS Exchange.
>
> It would be nice if headlines didn't use words that matched competitors
> products. You dont' see Microsoft sending out emails saying "Company ABC
> Groupwise chooses MS Virtual Server". Where Groupwise is the name of the
> division of Company ABC.
>
> Just confusing for those of us who aren't/weren't familiar with the US Navy
> Exchange (NEXCOM).
>
> Reminds me of the OS/2 ad campaign for OS/2 Warp "OS/2, it obliterates your
> software!"
>
>
>


Word has it that OpenOffice has made its point clearly with file access that
excels beyond the competition.
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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

LMAO

Lance Reynolds wrote:
> Keith V. Klenke wrote:
>> It is a baby-arm.
>>

>
> Acid
> Reflux
> Marketing

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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Oh yeah, I think he did the battle of the bands at a high school here in
town....

Joseph Marton wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 19:28:48 +0000, Travis wrote:
>
>> Novell has a marketing arm?

>
> Yeah, it's one guy. He makes a better emcee than he does a marketing
> person.
>

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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

With all the negativity around here, you would think it was a forum on a
site like "ihateeverythingnovell.com", not the company forum itself 🙂

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> Sure do. It's next to the janitorial services area.
>
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> http://www.matthewdgood.com/
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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Yes, and only one. It's the one tied behind their back.

Travis wrote:

> Novell has a marketing arm?



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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Keith V. Klenke wrote:
> With all the negativity around here, you would think it was a forum on a
> site like "ihateeverythingnovell.com", not the company forum itself 🙂


We only talk smack because we care.
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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Keith V. Klenke,

> With all the negativity around here, you would think it was a forum on a
> site like "ihateeverythingnovell.com", not the company forum itself


Don't you just love the fact that we don't censure. 🙂

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Re: Another wonderous Novell marketing blunder

Well, it's called humor. Not that I have a good sense of it. After all
I thought carrot top was actually kind of funny.

Keith V. Klenke wrote:
> With all the negativity around here, you would think it was a forum on a
> site like "ihateeverythingnovell.com", not the company forum itself 🙂



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