"We are pleased that we have been able to resolve a portion of our pending legal issues with Microsoft." - Joseph A. LaSala, Jr., Novell's senior vice president and general counsel.

Novell has today announced that they have reached an agreement with Microsoft with regard to their antitrust litigation related to Novell's Netware operating system. Microsoft will pay Novell $536 million in cash, and then the matter is then over. However, Novell still has a second antitrust suit against Microsoft and they will be seeking unspecified damages in connection with alleged harm to Novell's WordPerfect application software business in the mid-1990s.