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Novell and Ximian Two years ago, Microsoft and Novell inked a landmark deal on patents and Linux-to-Windows interoperability. According to Microsoft and Novell, it's a deal that has shown dramatic momentum in its second year, with a triple digit percentage increase in customers for a total tally of more than 200 customers. "I was surprised at the number of over 200 customers, so I actually went back and double checked it just to make sure," Susan Heystee, General Manager for Global Strategic Alliances at Novell told InternetNews.com. "That represents over 250 percent growth in terms of the number of customers that are part of the partnership which is really great. A real positive surprise has been the great customer momentum."
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RE[3]: Good for them.
by pixel8r on Fri 21st Nov 2008 03:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good for them."
pixel8r
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"I'm happily using one of their operating systems : OpenSuse. Why not ?

Why not? Well, that's for you decide. But I, personally, don't agree with their patent "protection" crap (especially when it deals with a certain company in Redmond, WA). If you do, then good for you. openSUSE may very well be what you're looking for. [Though to be fair, openSUSE may not be subject to the same crap SUSE Linux Enterprise is. Even so, their offering is far too bloated for my machine and against my tastes.]
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So many misinformed people out there...

the "patent protection" crap - doesn't cover openSUSE.

So any reasoning for not using opensuse based on that is misinformed.

After using ubuntu for 6 months I'm back with openSUSE just because I prefer KDE and openSUSE does KDE best IMO (kubuntu was way too unstable).

Use whatever distro you like, by all means, but claiming openSUSE is somehow less free than any of the other "commercially backed" distro's (including ubuntu) is just not true.

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