Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 22:05 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian At a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to announce a new partnership between Microsoft and Novell. The unprecedented deal will have Microsoft offering a degree of sales support for Novell's SUSE Linux while both companies work towards better interoperability between their respective operating systems. As part of the agreement, Microsoft also promises not to wield its patent portfolio against SUSE Linux. More here. You can follow the live webcast announcement, by Steve Ballmer, here. Update: Novell has put up a detailed FAQ about this deal.
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he he
by santana on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 23:10 UTC
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2006-10-22

that guy from radio, that asked them if they can recap in laymans terms what the hell they are talking about for the past hour ;)

Ballmer goes on and on, mostly about IP. The guy from Novell was more precise. Novell bought a piece of mind because MS will not sue them. And virtualization will be possible and easy (Windows inside Suse and vice versa)

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