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Paper: Novell Has Deal to Sell Itself in 2 Parts

msmoriarty (195788) writes | more than 4 years ago

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msmoriarty (195788) writes "The New York Post is reporting this morning that Novell has a "deal in principle" to sell itself to two different buyers. From the article: "A strategic buyer will buy the piece of the software provider that develops and delivers Linux SUSE systems, with a private-equity firm picking up much of the rest.Both deals are expected to close simultaneously and the company will be de-listed,"...according to an anonymous source.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/novell_inc_reaches_two_part_sale_lZKRHKFYO5T9cKq9Dy7WQO#ixzz0zcGPmig6"

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buyer of the GNU/Linux business will be WMWareInc? (1)

ciaran_o_riordan (662132) | more than 4 years ago | (#33589740)

More speculation is that the buyer of the GNU/Linux business will be WMWare Inc.:

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100915-709902.html [wsj.com]

typo: WMWare - VMWare (1)

ciaran_o_riordan (662132) | more than 4 years ago | (#33589788)

the first "W" should be a "V"

Re:buyer of the GNU/Linux business will be WMWareI (1)

notandor (807997) | more than 4 years ago | (#33593124)

I agree with VMWare being a likely candidate, as they recently strengthened their partnership with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware(R) earlier this month:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/vmware-and-novell-deliver-suse-linux-enterprise-server-for-vmwarer-2010-09-01?reflink=MW_news_stmp [marketwatch.com]

I wonder what this means for the future of OpenSUSE, as VMware has a rather proprietary range of software products.

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