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Novell has finally found a buyer for every sector of its business this week.  While many speculated that VMware was going to take the SUSE Linux division of Novell, it turns out that Attachmate is the main buyer and they will own this technology.  The price tag ended up at $2.2 billion and some IP assets were also sold to CPTN Holdings, a Microsoft-led consortium.

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