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: Linux Armageddon has Arrived
by deanlinkous on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 08:20 UTC in reply to "Linux Armageddon has Arrived"
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Nicely put! I do not think this will stop linux but once again it will call into play the legality of linux and the corporate types will be wary for a while longer. Still sooner or later the threats will be worthless and linux will be more widely adopted.

I look for mass defections to take place from the Suse distribution.

What distribution? I predict the mirrors are already sitting silent and a mass Suse CD burning party should be announced shortly.

Edited 2006-11-03 08:23

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