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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At the press conference...
by Windows Sucks on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 23:17 UTC
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Balmer said "This ONLY applies to Novell Suse Linux" if you use someone elses Linux you are on your own!

So Novell has struck a deal that makes MS more money, gets Novell business from MS customers and stabs Red Hat and Oracle in the side!

The other part also is that if you pay a license fee to MS you are admitting that you have broken some of MS patents! And this is now precedence on that front! MAN!

Edited 2006-11-02 23:19

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