Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 22:05 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian At a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to announce a new partnership between Microsoft and Novell. The unprecedented deal will have Microsoft offering a degree of sales support for Novell's SUSE Linux while both companies work towards better interoperability between their respective operating systems. As part of the agreement, Microsoft also promises not to wield its patent portfolio against SUSE Linux. More here. You can follow the live webcast announcement, by Steve Ballmer, here. Update: Novell has put up a detailed FAQ about this deal.
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SUSE is the only safe Linux now
by rexbinary on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 23:34 UTC
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If you don't run SUSE Linux at your company, you or your Linux provider, or both could be sued for patent infringement. This is the impression they want, and how many companies will not choose to run SUSE now?

Edited 2006-11-02 23:36

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