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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.

VMware is reportedly looking to acquire Novell's Suse Linux OS unit in a move that would give it a full stack of enterprise software.

According to The Wall Street Journal, VMware is in talks to buy Novell's Suse unit as the company is split in two. Netware and Novell's other assets would be sold to private equity firm Attachmate.

The real fireworks, however, would be over VMware acquiring Suse. Last quarter, Novell executives made it quite clear that the company was getting cozy with VMware much to the chagrin of partner Microsoft.

Read more of "VMware eyeing Novell's SUSE; Complete software stack ahead?" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.