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The Salt Lake Tribune: Will Novell be Acquired by Oracle?

Apr 19, 2006, 15:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Mims)

"Stock in Novell, which has operations in Utah and is the world's No. 2 Linux distributor, closed at $7.68 per share, up 17 cents, or 2 percent. Oracle edged up 6 cents, to $13.74, but Red Hat, the world's leading Linux company, saw its stock slip to $28.51 per share--down $2.04, or 7 percent.

"Trading figures alone couldn't begin to reflect the buzz set off by Ellison's acknowledgement in a Financial Times of London interview that Oracle will either develop its own version of the freely distributed Linux operating system, or acquire one to compete with the growing Red Hat Inc..."

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