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[4]: My concern
by somebody on Sat 4th Nov 2006 00:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: My concern"
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(:Yep:), I did that, if you would follow the thread, my second post was sounding completely different. That one with a "dead horse"

But from all articles on this topic, the interview with RH is the best news I've heard. They won't bend over, they're not scared, Linux is here to stay as it is, Novell bringing their pants down while bending over or not.

Actually, after reading this RH side I become glad Novell sold out. After SCO getting their butt kicked in court, this RH article is just one great assurance more.

p.s. The last sentence says it all in that article. It shares my opinion. I can respect MS, they are well known for EEE tactics, for being greedy, but they don't pretend.

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