[olug] Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Who really bought Novell? Microsoft.

Bill Brush bbrush at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 02:03:35 UTC 2010

In general I don't subscribe to conspiracy theories, and I don't see
that I'm going to make an exception in this case.  Attachmate is owned
by a VC holding company.  They could easily have a few billion laying
around to buy another company.  I won't speculate on what makes
"sense" from a merger standpoint, most mergers don't make any sense to

For now I will keep using OpenSuse.  At work the pro-MS forces swooped
in and forced a change as soon as the first hint broke that Novell was
being tendered an offer so there's basically no Novell at work any
more.  So this really doesn't change things for me one way or another.


On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Kevin D. Snodgrass
<kdsnodgrass at yahoo.com> wrote:
> http://blogs.computerworld.com/17416/who_really_bought_novell_microsoft
> Question to the Novell/SuSE and OpenSuSE users:
> Does this change anything for you?  Will you change to a different distro soon or wait and see what happens?
> This smells, like bad fish at a Seattle market...

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