Novell's Microsoft dealmaker chides Red Hat

The Novell executive who architected an historic technology and intellectual property agreement with Microsoft has scolded rival Red Hat for not being innovative and warned Oracle's Linux play will fragment the company's operating system.

In Australia to visit customers, Novell director of product marketing, Linux, and open platform solutions Justin Steinman said Red Hat's latest release, Enterprise Linux 5, is decidedly similar to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 released last year.

Novell's Microsoft dealmaker chides Red Hat.