Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 22:51 UTC
Linux While Microsoft may cast the Nov. 2 patent cooperation agreement it pushed on new partner Novell Inc. as a way to protect corporate users of the SUSE Linux operating system from potential lawsuits, CIOs today said they weren't worried in the first place.
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It is 2002 all over again...
by capricorn_tm on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 07:56 UTC
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Remember when SCO started the lawsuit on UNIX? Aside that we knew from the first moment that something stunk and heavily, at the moment non many noticed a curios side effect of that lawsuit.

In fact in that time the licence contract on NT was expiring and companies had to decide what to do with their IT dept. Surprise surprise? After that lawsuit company bought Server 2003 as their OS.

What happens now You Ask? Easy, Vista is coming out in January and they have to make SURE that even if companies wait for the first service pack, they do NOT do something that HORRIBLE as waiting for the XP contract to end ( somwhere between Juni and end of this year if I'm not mistaken) and pass to Kubuntu ( God I so would love that, but it will probably be SUSE or Mandriva in France).

I so Do love Ballmer, he is such charming Gentleman.

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