According to a recent news item in Computerworld, Attachmate will acquire Novell in a $2.2 billion deal. Novell also agreed to sell some intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings, a consortium led by Microsoft.
With this deal, Attachmate, a company known as a provider of terminal emulation and enterprise fraud management software, will expand its reach by offering networking
Microsoft Group, it’s known that Attachmate plans to run SUSE Linux as a separate business unit. Also worth watching is the future of Novell’s open-source projects, such as Mono , an open-source, cross-platform .NET development framework, and how Attachmate will build its business strategy upon Novell’s virtualization and cloud infrastructures. I welcome your thoughts—leave a comment below, and I’ll respond as soon as I can.