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[7]: Worry?
by Bounty on Mon 20th Sep 2010 16:26 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Worry?"
Bounty
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2006-09-18


This 'scaremarketing' by the Linux advocates simply exposes their fear of Microsoft than Microsoft fearing anything to do with the *NIX world.


Not that simple actually. I think there are those in Linux land that fear MS and vise versa. I don't think MS is stupid enough to not have a healthy fear (or respect if you will) of Linux. I think MS is certainly worried about Android.

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RE[8]: Worry?
by nt_jerkface on Mon 20th Sep 2010 17:19 in reply to "RE[7]: Worry?"
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2009-08-26

Both have good reason to have a healthy fear of each other.

Apple competes with MS on the desktop but has made it clear that they don't care about the enterprise market.

What Linux really threatens is Windows Server and SQL Server. Windows Server Web Edition exists entirely to make WS more competitive with LAMP stacks.

I think they both provide good competition for each other on the server and I also think that Linux advocates were right to be skeptical of the Novell deal. MS does not want to help Linux become more competitive with WS. They could have improved Nix interoperability without injecting cash into Novell.

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