If they are so "pro linux" as you make it out and not driven by the business-suits why then did they not try a client earlier? And if you think engineers rule over the business-suits then you have very little idea on how IT in general really works :P
Why does Novell make things for Linux? Well, now we all know they don't because business people don't make things for Linux!
er... isn't Novell that publish opensuze? so for you Sir Brizz business people don't make things for linux, right? I used to work at IBM and they do business and make many things for linux there! I can't talk what they do for linux because of my several NDAs... But the list is quite long... Red hat is a business company they do things for linux, Mandriva does too... so there are business people that do things for linux... Id Software, LGP, Loki Games (defunct), Ungine Corp., and others...
Sorry went off topic because of the post above mine!