Monthly Archives: September 2010

EMC/VMware To Acquire SUSE from Novell?

Slashdot has an article up reporting that VMware may be planning on purchasing the SUSE division from Novell.  According to the Wall Street Journal VMware is in the process of attempting to purchase the SUSE Linux operating system.  What’s interesting to me is not that VMware might be trying to buy SUSE but rather than Novell would consider selling it to them at this stage in the game.  Although I’ve been less impressed with Novell’s strategy (particularly around .NET/Mono integration) and support, the operating system itself isn’t that bad.  It doesn’t seem to be very strategic for Novell, but perhaps this is why I’m not a businessman.

Hubble Photo of Carbon Star

I just came across this cool photo of the binary star AFGL 3068 on Bad Astronomy.  The star is dying and is wrapped in a cloud of carbon and because it’s a binary star the cloud has formed a spiral around the star itself.  You’ve probably never seen anything quite like it and the accompanying article is also worth a read if you have any interest in astronomy.