What Exactly Did Microsoft Acquire From Novell?

Novell, which has been working more closely with MSPs lately, has been sold. But the deal raises nearly as many questions as it answers. Here's why: Attachmate has acquired Novell for $2.2 billion. That sounds simple enough. Now for the twist: As part of the deal, a Microsoft-led consortium has acquired certain Novell intellectual property assets. Which assets? That's a huge question, especially since Novell's war chest included R&D related to Unix and Linux. Here are 11 questions about the Novell company sale, written as only The VAR Guy can present them...

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