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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This is good for SuSE Linux!
by sergio on Sun 19th Sep 2010 19:48 UTC
sergio
Member since:
2005-07-06

VMware is better than Novell in every aspect. Red Hat vs. VMware is an interesting battle. ;)

VMware Enterprise products are top-notch, rock solid, innovative (and pricey). If VMware can put all their enterprise know-how into SuSE Linux... We have a new Linux champion.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

VMware is better than Novell in every aspect.


Seems like a pretty unfounded blanket statement to me.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Not at all. One has simply to look at their respective market caps and stock price, VMWare being 15 times larger than Novell and all.

http://www.google.com/finance?q=novell+vs+vmware

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RE: This is good for SuSE Linux!
by dvzt on Mon 20th Sep 2010 07:54 in reply to "This is good for SuSE Linux!"
dvzt Member since:
2008-10-23

VMware Enterprise products are top-notch, rock solid


If you have such opinion on VMware products, you are one lucky person. A lot of us had their share of crashes and lockups with ESX servers. Also, their choice of OS - ESX based on Linux, Virtual Center running on Windows - seems kind of thouthless and amateurish.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Also, their choice of OS - ESX based on Linux, Virtual Center running on Windows - seems kind of thouthless and amateurish.

Indeed. It seems as though Suse would similarly be as rudderless under VMware as they are under Novell.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

For me, it was VMware Server on Debian. They deliver an Ubuntu package of VMware Server but can't deliver one that drops on top of Debian Stable 64bit? booo! (but Virtualbox is treating me very well for non-professional needs).

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gnufreex Member since:
2010-05-06

VMware is run by bunch of ex-Microsofties. Maritz is one of main characters in infamous Halloween documents and first thing he did when he become CEO of VMware was to un-GPL Spring TC server. Expect all kinds of crap if VMware gets SUSE.

Edited 2010-09-21 01:17 UTC

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