Novell's buying SUSE

by Esther Schindler

From the press release:

- Novell will be the only $1 billion software company with a Linux distribution and the worldwide technical staff to support it
- Novell/SUSE LINUX to become the world's largest supplier of desktop-to-server Linux solutions and technical support
- Customers to gain worldwide technical support for enterprise Linux solutions from a company with more than 20 years of operating system experience
- IBM and Novell to negotiate extensions to commercial agreement with Novell/SUSE LINUX to support the IBM eServer line

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Together with today's tidbit regarding discontinuation of RedHat Linux in its present form and support, may it be the time to move to Debian?

Jan-Piet Mens, 2003-11-04

Tja, stellt sich die Frage, in welcher Form Suse nach der Übernahme weiter bestehen wird...wenn das mal nicht den ein oder anderen Arbeitsplatz in der "Provinz" Nürnberg kostet.

Konstantin Pfliegl, 2003-11-04

What happened to Caldera?

Some quotes from the telephone conference yesterday. Please don't take them literally, they're from the top of my head (with a little help from my scratch pad):

"The brand name SuSE will continue to exist ... there will be no major changes in the short term."

"There is very little overlap in staff functions except in some administrative areas."

"SuSE will stay in Nuremberg."

"We hope that Richard (Seibt) will stay with us."

"We will evaluate the product lines and, where neccessary, will keep multiple solutions in the market."

Stefan Rubner, 2003-11-05

Just found out that Novell has put up a recording of that conference on their website. It can be found at (Flash Player required)

I wonder whether they edited out the part where the big guys whispered to themselves, not realizing that this would be sent over the live stream, too. Was kinda funny but right now I'm still too tired to again spend some 45 minutes listening.

Stefan Rubner, 2003-11-05

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