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For Sale: Linux OS and Other Assorted Assets

Mar 11, 2010, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)


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"The enterprise Linux space has suddenly got very interesting following the news that a bunch of sharp-suited New Yorkers have made an offer to buy SUSE Linux's parent company, Novell...

"So for anyone interested in buying an enterprise Linux business, bids start at around $1 billion for SUSE, or more than $4.5 billion -- and probably closer to $6 billion -- for Red Hat. Put like that, SUSE looks inexpensive. In the clash of the Linuxes there's little doubt that the majority believe Red Hat is the better one -- but is it six times better, as the price differential (which admittedly includes all the "extras") suggests?"

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