Microsoft has stake in Novell fight

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 5, 2010 11:25 AM EDT
ZDNet; By Dana Blankenhorn
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In all the talk about New York financier Paul Singer’s plan to go all Gordon Gecko on Novell, one word has not been mentioned nearly enough. Microsoft. Microsoft needs a viable Novell, and Novell’s Linux business was on the verge of becoming viable when Singer’s Elliott Associates swooped in with an offer to break up the company, seize its cash, split off the old NetWare business, and auction off Suse Linux.

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