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VMware and Novell: Merger Rumor or More

Jul 01, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"The speculation won't go away. Several companies apparently have bid to acquire Novell. Some pundits think VMware is among the bidders. Why's that? The short answer involves a mutual enemy called, um, Red Hat (assuming you believe the rumor). Here's the chatter.

"First, let's look at recent developments:

* March 2010: Novell rejects unsolicited takeover bid from Elliot Associates, a private equity firm. But Novell says it's willing to listen to other takeover offers.

* May 20, 2010: Novell apparently sets a deadline for companies to submit potential takeover bids for Novell's business."

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