Dark horse Attachmate buys Novell with Microsoft's helpNov 22, 2010, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"VMware wanted to buy Novell, but the virtualization company didn't want to buy everything that Novell's board wanted to sell. At the same time, Microsoft had made it clear that it hated the idea of VMware, a Microsoft rival, ending up as Novell's owner. The result was that Attachmate ended up buying Novell for $2.2-billion while Microsoft paid $450-million for as yet un-named Novell intellectual property.
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