Novell, which put itself on the block some months ago, has sought expressions of interest from suitors by the end of the week, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
on 05/21/2010 – Made popular on 05/21/2010
“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
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.
Summary: Despite lack of news coverage about Novell’s proprietary software assets, it is worth assessing the impact of AttachMSFT discontinuing parts of it
EWEEK claims that “Novell [Is] Saying Little About Post-Attachmate ZENworks Plans” and this relates to what we wrote a week ago.
It will be at least a week until Novell customers begin to get a clearer idea of what will happe
The Dow Jones-owned Wall Street Journal has confirmed today that it will part ways with All Things D. The media publication — and conference powerhouse — is still in talks with potential suitors but its relationship with the Journal is dead.
One of the sources said that there has been ample interest in the SUSE Linux business from other possible suitors including VMware and CA Inc, and it could fetch a rich multiple. But, the source questioned whether it would be enough to justify the lower value for the remainder of the company. "Look at the numbers: the Linux business is what everyone wants.
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.
After completing its acquisition of Novell, Attachmate has laid off hundreds of U.S.-based employees -- including members of Novell's Mono project -- and re-established Nuremberg, Germany as the headquarters for the SUSE business unit, say an industry report. Meanwhile, a U.S. appeals court reversed a summary judgment that could revive Novell/Attachmate's anti-trust lawsuit against Microsoft....