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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by IanSVT on Wed 24th Jan 2007 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
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you can be held accountable, that's why businesses practice due diligence before adopting technologies. If they can't prove that they researched beyond the sales rhetoric the other company fed them, they will be held responsible.

Agreed. But political bickering on message boards or blog sites doesn't exactly factor into a businesses due diligence. It's more along the lines of, does Software Package A do what we need it to do? How does it compare to Software Package B? Not what does think about Software Package A?

Yes, that's a bit over the top, but you get my point.

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