Monday, November 10, 2003

IBM and Linux

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Excerpts from "Novell to acquire SuSE Linux" By Stephen Shankland Staff Writer, CNET

The balance of Linux power shifted Tuesday, with Novell announcing an IBM-assisted plan to acquire SuSE Linux.

Longtime Microsoft foe Novell has signed an agreement to acquire SuSE Linux for $210 million in cash, while IBM, the most powerful backer of the Linux operating system, will make a $50 million investment in Novell.

Read the full article here.

What would the reaction of such an investment been back when the big battle was Windows, Novell, and OS/2?

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