Federal judge finally lays to rest case against Microsoft alleging antitrust behavior stemming back 17 years over WordPerfect.
Shareholders of Novell have voted in favor of Attachmate's $2.2 billion offer to acquire the company.
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.
Attackers target specific organizations, sending employees e-mails directing them to a Web site where exploit code could take over their computers.
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.
Elliott Associates, which already owns 8.5 percent of Novell's shares, says the software company has underperformed under current ownership.
Virtualization software support means Novell's venerable NetWare operating system now can run directly alongside Suse Linux.
VMware's dominant market position in virtualization looks ripe to fail, if we assume the history of Novell's Netware is any guide.
It wasn't the best of quarters for Novell, but the company continues to find a way forward with Linux, which grew 25 percent in the most recent quarter.