Could Red Hat be Novell's spouse?

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Jun 4, 2010 5:31 AM EDT
The Register; By Kelly Fiveash
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Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst declined to dismiss the possibility of buying out his company's Linux rival Novell in a meeting with reporters in London today. Whitehurst said the open source software vendor was eyeing up possible virtualisation and cloud acquisitions but added nothing was on the horizon yet. On the subject of Novell, which is currently seeking a suitor among up to 20 different prospective buyers, Red Hat's boss said: "Given we’re Novell’s competitor I could make some snide comments about it… but then I’ll feel bad and will have to call Ron [Hovsepian] and apologise," he said.

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