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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RE: Good for Novell!
by Nossie on Thu 8th Nov 2007 18:14 UTC in reply to "Good for Novell!"
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I think its good for Linux as a whole...

Its not that I despise Microsoft... its just I couldn't trust them as far as I can piss. I'd be interested when Microsoft takes advantage of the situation and shafts everybody else in their way. I think you'll find most people that have dealt with Microsoft dont 'hate' them for their products, but the simple fact that they don't know how to play fair without bankrupting some corporation in the process. Either that or they just buy out the competition and sink it (i.e Frontpage).

Otherwise I'd be quite happy that we might have 2 large industry 'standards' working together for the better of humanity.

Seriously, if Microsoft really cared about Novell why would they still be sabre rattling about the supposed 250+ patents they haven't disclosed yet?

If I were Novell, I'd take the money and run... I wouldn't have anything further to do with MS.

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