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Oracle and Novell clam up about possible merger

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While the world holds its breath waiting to see if Oracle is serious about entering the Linux market. Novell and Oracle staff are putting a zipper on their beaks about the matter.

Recently, CEO Larry Ellison mused how he would really like to own every piece of the IT software stack. The only thing missing is a Linux distribution.

The quickest way to hit the ground running with a Linux distro is to buy one he said.

Meanwhile, both Oracle and Novell staff that we talk to just giggle, wink and say no comment.

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