Novell to acquire SuSE Linux

Just saw this article on InfoWorld – Novell to acquire SuSE Linux in cash deal. This is really interesting news, specially after their acquisition of Ximian around LinuxWorld. Novell had pretty much been written off with their Netware product line but they are trying to come back and become a viable option against Microsoft or RedHat for the Enterprise market. It has been interesting to watch their resurgence as a Linux/Enterprise integration vendor with the exteNd and Nsure product line.

It was also interesting to note in the story that IBM has invested in Novell. I wonder if any of the other independent Linux vendors are going to be in anyone crosshairs. The penguin marches on.