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[3]: Good for Novell!
by marcgo on Fri 9th Nov 2007 10:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good for Novell!"
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Your 2 sentences are the paradigm of the blind horse. People thinking like you, which are a vast majority, are the cause of the monopolization of basic IT.

You keep your moral high ground, I would rather get work done.

Most of free software users and advocates are for
getting work done. But they tend to be quiet, while you may only hear the noisiest ones.

You know, open source is mainly about get some very basic use from *your* computer : browsing the web, sending email, writing documents, etc. Not about designing aerospace components, or fortune 1000 management software.

It's like if you could only buy bread made from company X flour. Not about eating the most expensive caviar. Basic things.

We are in 2007, and still these simple things are monopolized by that nice company.

If this partnership helps me do that, I'm all for it

At any cost? This is a bit like saying as long as I can eat meat, I don't mind if there are slaves producing it.

Look, if Novell and MS bring out some useful agreement, I won't oppose. But the history of MS partnerships have only been on the opposite direction.

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