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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RE: The nature of the beast
by Rayz on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 06:07 UTC in reply to "The nature of the beast"
Rayz
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2006-06-24

Every big company that has agreed to share IP with Microsoft over the years has quickly turned into a small company.

Yes!

I mean, look what's happened to Apple!

... oh hang on a sec ....

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