Novell: Sold In Two Parts? VMware Among Bidders?

It sounds like Novell is nearing a deal to sell itself. Newspaper and wire report rumors suggest VMware is bidding to buy Novell’s SUSE Linux business, with another buyer to potentially acquire Novell’s other businesses. Here’s the speculation plus insights from The VAR Guy.

First, the media reports:

* DOW Jones suggests that VMware will bid for Novell’s SUSE Linux Business.
* The New York Post suggests Novell has reached a two-part sale deal that will be announced in three to four weeks.
* Novell shares jumped 6 percent today based on the rumors.

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