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Attachmate finalizes Novell takeover

With regulators giving the green light to the $2.2 billion deal, Novell will operate as two separate businesses--Novell and Suse--alongside the Attachmate and NetIQ brands.

By April 28, 2011


Novell investors approve takeover by Attachmate

Shareholders of Novell have voted in favor of Attachmate's $2.2 billion offer to acquire the company.

By February 18, 2011


Attachmate acquires Novell for $2.2 billion

Novell cedes its independence after years of struggle to find a new direction. A Microsoft-led group buying 882 Novell patents throws in nearly a quarter of the purchase price.

By November 22, 2010


Unix copyrights to stay with Novell in merger

Novell says it will retain its hard-won copyrights to Unix, though the question of how that plays into Novell's acquisition by Attachmate is still up in the air.

By November 24, 2010


Xamarin developer tools reach Android 4.0, tablets

Support for Ice Cream Sandwich and Android tablets arrives in the latest version of the start-up's developer tools.

By December 6, 2011


German investigation of Novell patent sale halted

A German antitrust investigation into the purchase of Novell patents ends, after the buyers withdraw their application.

By January 12, 2011


Apple, EMC, Oracle tied to Novell patent buy

Details on the technology consortium being handed 882 of Novell's patents as part of its acquisition have reportedly been unearthed in a merger filing.

By December 16, 2010


Report: VMware eyeing Novell's Suse

As Novell splits in two, VMware is seeking to snag its Suse operating system unit. If so, it would be much to the chagrin of Novell partner Microsoft.

By September 17, 2010


DOJ forces changes in Novell patent deal

A consortium comprised of Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and EMC agrees to open-source licensing for some Novell patents to appease trustbusters.

By April 20, 2011


Software groups urge probe of Novell patent sale

Open Software Initiative and Free Software Foundation ask Justice Department and German Federal Cartel Office to look into the sale of Novell's 800-plus patents to Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and EMC.

By January 20, 2011