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Novell Shares Spike 20% As Wall St Journal Reports Microsoft To Start Reselling SUSE LINUX

Red Hat Shares in the Meantime Fall 3.2%

In a move that caused Red Hat shares to tumble 3.2% and Novell's to surge by 20% in the same period of trading today, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is going to start providing support for SUSE LINUX and that it is working too on Microsoft-Linux interoperability.

The news is due to be broken at a news conference today being given by Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive of Microsoft and Novell's CEO Ron Hovsepian, who in a Guest editorial in the August issue of SYS-CON Media's Enterprise Open Source Magazine wrote: "Linux now provides a viable, enterprise-level platform that works fom the desktop to the data center. Novel...didn't invent Linux and we certainly don't own it."

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quezztion 11/03/06 11:30:22 AM EST

So why doesn't Microsoft just buy Novell outright?

GregWallace 11/02/06 08:07:19 PM EST

this strikes me as brilliant. what Oracle should have done.