Novell Looking for Acquisition Targets?

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Matt Asay recent posted a story about how Novell might be in the market to make an acquisition this year in the virtualization space. He lists XenSource and Altiris as possible targets.

If Novell wants to maximize the potential of their Microsoft alliance and bring about a scenario like Canonical founder, Mark Shuttleworth, outlined in a recent Red Herring interview...

Microsoft is going to claim that deploying Linux anywhere, unless you pay Microsoft a patent fee, is a violation of their patent and they haven’t proved that yet. But they certainly seem to be positioning themselves in such a way that they could do so.

... then you have to think they'll buy XenSource.

Why XenSource? Because it's at the heart of Red Hat's pending RHEL 5 virtualization features.

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