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VMware should buy Novell

Aug 30, 2010, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Novell's history has been full of ups and downs. Once, with NetWare, it was the networking operating system powerhouse. Then they tried to be a consulting company. More recently, Novell has been both a Linux company and a friend to Microsoft.

"VMware has long been the go-to business virtualization company. But now everyone is in the virtualization business. I think VMware should look into providing more of a complete software stack by buying its new best buddy, Novell.

"Novell has certainly been looking for a buyer. While the company still has almost a billion in the bank, it's not been doing that well in the market."

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