The hedge fund Elliott Associates said Tuesday afternoon that it had made an offer to buy Novell in a deal that valued the business software company at about $2 billion. Elliott said it would pay $5.75 a share in cash for Novell, a price that is 21 percent higher than Novell's closing stock price o ...
NOBODY denies that OpenSUSE is going through a tough time. It has a lot to do with Novell, maybe even everything to do with Novell (which is steered by Microsoft to an extent). As Tom Jowitt put it the other week:
Concerns are being raised over the future of the openSUSE.org project, with reports that Novell is pushing for some sort of spin out of the project.
Summary: Novell Operations Center is released in the 90th minute, just before Novell enters a dark age
ANOTHER PRODUCT WHICH AttachMSFT is going to get from Novell is called Novell Operations Center and it is a new product.
The Linux world can breathe a collective sigh of relief, as a US federal jury has finally ruled on the long-running legal battle between Novell and SCO over the rights of the Unix operating system. The jury found that the rights belonged to Novell, meaning that SCO's threats of going after Linux vendors for allegedly shipping proprieta...
“Our partnership with Microsoft continues to expand.”
–Ron Hovsepian, Novell CEO
Summary: The writings have been on the wall for 4 years, persistently warning that Novell was a ticking time bomb with its growing pile of software patents and growing relationship with Microsoft
NOVELL’S UNIX might still be up for sale, so Novell owning it
I don't mean to dig up something that's probably been gone over time and time again, but I'm having some trouble understanding why Novell was slammed so hard with the MS deal from a few years ago. To me it makes sense as to why Novell made that agreement (despite how much I hate Microsoft), and as far as I can tell from what I've read, it's proven to be profitable too.
Summary: Novell’s Identity Access Management business is also at risk
BASED on what we learned in IRC from people whose job it is to sell/maintain Novell deployments, customers of Novell may soon rush to other companies like Microsoft, just because of the uncertainty around AttachMSFT [sic].