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[3]: Odd statement
by Lunitik on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 13:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Odd statement"
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Just to point out: SBC brought out the original AT&T not the other way around...

You still have Verizon - which can trace its lineage back directly to the split of old AT&T also...

I guess 2 companies is better than one...

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