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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


VMware teams up with Novell on Suse Linux

VMware will standardize its virtual appliance-based products on Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server to try to ward off a growing threat from Microsoft.

By June 12, 2010


Eucalyptus open-sources the cloud (Q&A)

Eucalyptus started out in academics, but has a solid business plan for making its "infrastructure as a service" open-source platform the center of the cloud-computing universe.

By December 15, 2009


Novell's quarter crumbles, but a new market beckons

Company took a hit in the fourth quarter, but a new product suggests a way forward for the erstwhile software leader.

By December 8, 2009


Do we need a unified Linux front?

Linux, and Red Hat in particular, provides an effective check on Microsoft's ambitions to own the operating-system market. How many distributions is optimal?

By March 19, 2009


Novell needs a recount: Red Hat still leads in certified applications (Update)

Novell claims to be the application leader for Linux, but its count doesn't stand up to even mild scrutiny.

By November 24, 2008


Novell builds bridges...from Red Hat to SUSE

Novell is introducing a new program to make it easier to leave Red Hat.

By November 11, 2008


Novell's big opportunity

Novell could still crater. But it's looking increasingly unlikely that its SUSE Linux or Identity Management businesses will. These can provide the backbone for growth across the board. I still wish the company would dump the patent agreement as it fou

By May 26, 2008


NetWare and Linux cheek by jowl, courtesy Xen

Virtualization software support means Novell's venerable NetWare operating system now can run directly alongside Suse Linux.

By October 8, 2007


Open-sourcing my error on XenSource

What can I say? Even the most opinionated among us are sometimes wrong. I just happen to be wrong more than most. :-)

By August 23, 2007