Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2007 17:33 UTC, submitted by WillM
In the News One year after sealing their surprise alliance, Novell and Microsoft have announced an expansion of their technical collaboration to 'link together the existing Windows and Linux frameworks'. The firms will extend their existing collaboration to focus on virtualisation, standards-based management, directory and identity federation and document format compatibility. As part of this process, Microsoft said that both companies are 'now working closely' at the Microsoft and Novell Interoperability Lab in Massachusetts.
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Good for Novell!
by ssa2204 on Thu 8th Nov 2007 18:04 UTC
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While many living in the anti-Microsoft camp will simply despise Novell more for this, fortunately I do not think Novell gives a damn about rabid 16 year old fanboys who see their OS as a religion. Novell on the other hand does have a community of businesses to which they provides services to, most of which happen to also use Windows (ours included). Mixed environments such as ours, and many of our clients, do see this as a very positive way forward. The biggest aspect is this provides Novell with a very strong competitive edge over Red Hat, the only other real player in the Linux corporate world.

I am sure if Novell starts to gain market share with Suse Enterprise, many of Red Hats shareholders are going to be none to pleased with their stance.

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