Novell has acquired SUSE. Anyone wonder what the overarching strategy is for Novell? They’ve been moving heavily into Linux — are they trying to be another Red Hat? One thing’s for sure, I’d hate it if Novell kicked SUSE’s funky chameleon logo to the curb.

I guess this is an attempt at an explanation:

“Microsoft’s major concern these days is Linux and so the combined Novell-SuSE-Ximian really does create a more competitive stack than Novell has. Novell can go head-to-head at the OS level and say ‘OK you have Exchange, we have Groupwise, you got file and print and so do we,'” Enck said.