Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

Free Software Magazine: Will Microsoft Buy Novell?

Mar 17, 2007, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edward Macnaghten)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"The answer to that question is probably not, though the thought had crossed my mind. In a way they already have done in a small way, they have given Novell approximately a quater's worth of net profit in return for what appears to be a cut of all Open Enterprise and SUSE Linux sales. Although no shares have changed hands, this, in itself, seems to me to be a kind of 'virtual' company sale. This is even not considering the palaver regarding the patent covenants....

"During this last week I asked someone much wiser than myself 'How come a company like Novell can be so easily duped?,' I then quickly followed it on with the question 'Or am I simply missing something important here?' He then asked me what I meant and I proceeded to explain my thoughts..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: