Enterprise Linux IT: SuSE Deal Could Make Novell Ripe for Acquisition
Nov 10, 2003, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erika Morphy)
"Now that the initial reactions to Novell's US$210 million
acquisition of SuSE Latest News about SuSE Linux have passed--and
questions on the who, what, when and how much of the deal have been
answered--the broader implications are beginning to hit home in the
"For example, what, if anything, does this mean for the SCO
Group's legal action against IBM? (Really, no one knows--although
Novell is confident it is on safe ground.) Also, how serious a
challenge will this present to Microsoft in the server marketplace?
(A much more serious challenge than either SuSE on its own, or
Novell on its own, or Red Hat).
"Is this good or bad for Red Hat? (Good, Aberdeen Group analyst
Bill Claybrook decided, as it makes Red Hat the largest Linux
distributor in the world but also the only major independent one
left). Is this good or bad for the Linux community in general?
(Good -- Novell NetWare users will get access to Linux)..."