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Sep 21 2010   8:21PM GMT

Novell to sell off Linux to VMWare



Posted by: David Vasta
Tags:
Domino
Lotus
SLES
SUSE
VM
VMWare

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703440604575496053490383496.html

Seems Novell is about to sell off the Linux, SUSE, part of the company to VMWare. This is not Lotus news but it is news that may impact Lotus over time. See Domino, the Do it all Application, Mail, and Web Server, runs like a champ on SUSE Linux or SLES.

Will this lead to more SLES and DOMINO on VMWare? Will IBM see this as a good thing and spend more time pushing Domino for Linux? What does this mean for Domino in a Cloud? or Domino on a VM? I love all the mad and crazy thoughts about what could happen with Lotus and VMWare+SLES!

Will this also mean that REDHAT gets removed from VMWare and SLES is not the underpinnings of VMWare? Oh the questions I would have if I were able to get answers. I think we are all wondering the same thing.

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