CNET News: All Shook Up in Linux Land
Nov 04, 2003, 20:30 (12 Talkback[s])
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"In one fell swoop, the moves dramatically alter the Linux
- "It joins SuSE's partnerships and considerable influence in the
Linux market with Novell's sales network, customer base and cash.
On July 31, Novell had $739 million in cash and marketable
- "It gives Novell a second chance to take on Microsoft, applying
the lessons it learned a decade ago when its NetWare operating
system for servers lost out to Windows--and this time, Novell will
also be able to sell an operating system for desktop computers.
Microsoft already has Linux in its crosshairs.
- "It could reshape the dispute between Unix owner SCO Group and
its two legal adversaries, IBM and leading Linux seller Red Hat.
Novell--a company that has retained significant rights from its
former ownership of Unix--now has a strong vested interest in
Linux. SuSE, meanwhile, believes its former alliance with SCO
shields it, an assertion SCO denies..."