Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 22:32 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian explained rather than defended his company's deal with Microsoft in his keynote address at the annual LinuxWorld Conference here Aug. 8. "I know our deal with Microsoft is controversial, but it is necessary for our customers who have to deal with both Linux and Windows in their data centers. Virtualization is also going to have to deal with both of those operating systems," he told attendees.
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by ubit on Fri 10th Aug 2007 05:38 UTC in reply to "IMO"
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Reality check:
Microsoft does not help Linux. Ask yourself, from where does it receive monopoly profits that let it finance other (usually failing, no other company could do that) ventures?

Office and Windows. MS *cannot* help Linux, that would be stupid for them and for their shareholders.

Also, read my post above for why, in fact, the patent issue matters.

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