Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 19:05 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Novell and Ximian Novell has been pretty much for sale for six months, and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Novell's Linux business may be bought by VMware. Novell's other assets, which includes Novell Netware, will then be bought by a private-equity backed software company called Attachmate Corp.
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RE[5]: Worry?
by nt_jerkface on Mon 20th Sep 2010 08:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Worry?"
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I don't think Microsoft hates Linux, what Microsoft will do is start charging for the patented technology which eventually will jack up the price of Linux distributions so that the 'price advantage' of Linux goes.

I think Ballmer hates Linux and mainly injected cash into Novell as a move against Red Hat. It didn't work and MS might decide to cut out while they can and take .net with them.

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