Novell Inc To Split

VMware To Buy Novell’s SUSE Linux OS?

Jessica Thornsby

The Wall Street Journal report that VMware and Attachmate Corp are planning to buy Novell.

Following on from the New York Post’s article that Novell Inc. is about to be sold in two parts, the Wall Street Journal has posted a report claiming that “people familiar with the matter” have named VMware and Attachmate Corp as the two potential buyers.

According to the Wall Street Journal, VMware is interested in the SUSE Linux operating system side of the business, and Attachmate Corp. are pursuing the remaining assets, including NetWare.

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