Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 11:30 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian When Novell and Microsoft announced their unlikely partnership, a part of the arrangement that got little attention at the time was that they'd create a joint research facility, where both company's technical experts would collaborate on new joint software solutions. Now, they're staffing up.
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RE: ms/novell
by walterbyrd on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 13:01 UTC in reply to "ms/novell"
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The deal is a scam, designed to kill Linux. No way in hell will msft help linux. If msft honestly wanted to interoperate, all msft ever had to do, was do so. No suspecious, secretive, deal was ever required.

If msft wants to interoperate, then why is msft fighting ODF so hard? Msft is scared to death of ODF - why is that? Why is msft fighting interoperability with Samba? Why is msft fighting against the established mp3 and jpg standards? Figure it out, it's not hard.

> I would love to see one day Ms release a version of MS Office for Suse Enterprise Linux.

You won't.

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