Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Dec 2006 22:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian The first fruit of the recently announced Novell/Microsoft interoperability agreement arrived on Dec. 4, with Novell's announcement that its version of the OpenOffice productivity suite will now support the Microsoft Office Open XML format. The release candidate of Novell's modified version of OpenOffice.org 2.02 is now available for Windows for free download by registered Novell users.
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RE: I choose not to support McSoft
by grat on Tue 5th Dec 2006 05:19 UTC in reply to "I choose not to support McSoft"
grat
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2006-02-02

I find it funny McSoft has promised not to rape Novell and Novell thinks it has a contract that will prevent it.

I think Microsoft has more to lose than Novell in this case, and Novell has demonstrated they will not shy away from suing Redmond.

I honestly think Novell is the one with a Very Large Gun-- or the deal wouldn't be so ludicrously lopsided in Novell's favor. I'm curious which of Novell's patents might be expiring in 2012. ;)

Then again, I'm enough of a nutcase to suggest that the replacement for Windows Vista may in fact be based on an open source product, like OS X is.

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