Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Nov 2006 23:05 UTC
Red Hat While Microsoft is hoping to enter into a patent deal with Red Hat similar to the one it has with Novell, the software giant has not ruled out going it alone and providing some sort of indemnification for its customers who use Red Hat Linux. Bill Hilf, Microsoft's general manager of platform strategy, acknowledged that it is an awkward situation having Microsoft's customers who use Novell's SUSE Linux covered by the covenant not to sue, while those Windows users running Red Hat Linux are not.
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by ironfist on Thu 16th Nov 2006 19:48 UTC
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This deal has absolutely nothing to do with Linux what-so-ever.
All Microsoft wants is to buy out Novell in a year-or-so to get
their hands on the eDirectory technology.

Microsoft couldn't give a rats arse about Linux, they want
to improve Active Directory.

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