minutetraders (1903044) writes "According to the Wall Street Journal, VMware is pursuing to acquire Novell's SUSE Linux operating system business, people familiar with the matter said. This move would give VMWare a full stack of enterprise software and would establish itself as a full-blown infrastructure and software vendor in direct competition with RedHat." Link to Original Source
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.