It's clear that Attachmate's $2.2B buyout of Novell (NOVL) will result in two operating units,...

|By:, SA News Editor

It's clear that Attachmate's $2.2B buyout of Novell (NOVL) will result in two operating units, Novell and SUSE. However, it's unclear just what technology Microsoft (MSFT) has bought, although it may want Novell's datacenter management and virtualization capabilities. Novell closed +6.4% at $5.95.