Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 20:41 UTC, submitted by WillM
Novell and Ximian Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is contracting with Microsoft and Novell - Microsoft's preferred Linux partner - to build out the company's Web operations, according to a Wal-Mart executive. On Tuesday, Microsoft and Novell are expected to announce that Wal-Mart is the latest customer to purchase both Microsoft software and support certificates for Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server.
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OSNews could have had a fair headline such as "Microsoft sells SUSE to Walmart."

However, its current unfairness is exposed by the following fact. Microsoft CIO Kevin Turner brokered the MS-Novell deal, but also just so happened to have been the CIO at Walmart before his move to Microsoft*. Thus, crediting just the MS-Novell deal in the headline is at best premature, at worst dishonest.

Correcting the headline to something more neutral would be the honest thing to do, but can OSNews at least revise the summary to clearly show the insider connection?


Edited 2007-01-24 02:16

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