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 hussam on Thu 8th Nov 2007 21:04 UTC in reply to "Good for Novell!"
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2006-08-17

fortunately I do not think Novell gives a damn about rabid 16 year old fanboys who see their OS as a religion.

Not every Linux user is a 16 year old kid. I'm a 26 year old structural/construction engineer who makes at least 50 thousand dollars a month. I don't use Linux at work but my home PC runs ArchLinux and hasn't seen a windows installation in years.
And for your information, the Novell/Microsoft deal did hurt a lot of businesses. With Novell admitting the parts of the Linux kernel are illegal, a lot of local small to medium vendors here lost business. Stores that used to sell PCs preloaded with Fedora or Mandriva are unable to sell those PCs because customers now think the only legal Linux distribution is SUSE. Even when those vendors can format the hard disks and load SUSE on those PCs, the damage is already done. The economic value of Linux in the market place is a lot worse now because of the Novell/Microsoft deal.

Edited 2007-11-08 21:06

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