(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Utah software company Novell Incorporated bought Ximian of Boston to propel Novell's strategy of offering computer tools for the open-source Linux operating system.
Terms of the cash deal weren't disclosed today.
Novell takes over Ximian software and projects designed to provide a full-featured Linux desktop as an alternative for Microsoft's Windows operating system.
Novell also will support Ximian's Mono, an open-source initiative to break down walls between Linux and the new Microsoft-dot-NET software development platform.
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