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.
Novell unveils Mono for Android, a toolset that will let developers create .Net and C# applications for Google's Linux-based mobile operating system using Microsoft Visual Studio.
Shareholders of Novell have voted in favor of Attachmate's $2.2 billion offer to acquire the company.
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.
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.
Virtualization is not the best choice in cases, Novell exec says, when there is a need to ensure as little latency as possible--for example, in a stock exchange environment.
Retrospect and Novell Client conflict; Novell update/patch
A consortium comprised of Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and EMC agrees to open-source licensing for some Novell patents to appease trustbusters.
The suit brought by Novell alleged that, through anticompetitive tactics, Microsoft encouraged Novell to develop products but then withdrew support as it launched Windows 95.
Gates is expected to testify in a $1 billion antitrust lawsuit in which Novell has accused Microsoft of intentionally damaging sales of its former WordPerfect software.