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Is Novell worth $2 billion?

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  • Is Novell worth $2 billion?
  • Elliott Associates and Novell: Just a Game of Cat and Mouse

Elliot Associates' worrisome Novell plans

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  • Elliot Associates' worrisome Novell plans
  • Novell Jumps 29% on Buyout Offer
  • Vulture Fund Elliott Swoops Towards Novell

Should Novell Go Private?

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  • Should Novell Go Private?
  • Novell's buyout and its effect on the industry

Announcing Connect!

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stick.gk2.sk/blog: During the last openSUSE Conference we had a brainstorming meeting about social aspects of our community. We felt that openSUSE is missing something similar than Ubuntu Launchpad or Fedora Community. I created connect.opensuse.org.

Hedge Fund Offers to Buy Novell

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  • Hedge Fund Offers to Buy Novell
  • Hedge fund Elliott Associates offers $1 billion for Novell
  • Elliott offers to take Novell private for $2 bln
  • Novell Soars on Takeover Offer

Novell president's pay goes down to $5.7m

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computerworlduk.com: Novell president and CEO Ron Hovsepian's total compensation fell 17% in 2009, amid declining annual revenue and a wider net loss.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 112 is out

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Issue #112 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

openSUSE Community: The openSUSE Ecosystem, Part 2

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bear454.blogspot.com: openSUSE is a free, open project. Although Novell sponsors it heavily, the project belongs to the openSUSE community. Things were not always this way; before Novell's acquisition of SuSE, SuSE internally managed the course of the distribution, with little input or participation from the user community.

Report on openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2

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abybashit.co.cc: Finally another milestone. I’m trying openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2 to tinker with it and see if I can report something. Let’s go.

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RaspArch, the Arch Linux Remix for Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs, Now Shipping with Yaourt

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Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 4.2 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.36, Firefox 45.5.1

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