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Want to buy a Linux company?

May 24, 2010, 19:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Want to buy your very own Linux company? Two important ones, Mandriva and Novell are looking for buyers.

"There's a world of difference though between the two. Mandriva, which at one time was a major Linux distributor, is in serious financial hot-water. Novell, which has been targeted by two hostile takeovers attempts in the last few years, seems to have decided that to either cash out or to wrestle control back from some of its stockholders. At this point, it's hard to tell which goal Novell actually has in mind.

"Mandriva's goal is clear though: it's simple survival. The French-based company has never had an easy time of it."

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