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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these are times...
by sequethin on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 00:08 UTC
sequethin
Member since:
2005-07-06

The Open in "OpenBSD" becomes more and more attractive...

No NDA's, no scary partnerships... nothing to worry about (except lack of supported hardware sometimes)

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RE: these are times...
by helf on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 01:34 in reply to "these are times..."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

yeah, I just downloaded an openbsd 4.0 ISO. going to load it up on my pc.

i might switch... ;)

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RE: these are times...
by B. Janssen on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 13:22 in reply to "these are times..."
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

sequethin:The Open in "OpenBSD" becomes more and more attractive... [/i]

This has nothing to do with GNU, Linux or FOSS. When will you people realize that a company distributing GNU/Linux is not the same as GNU/Linux?

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RE[2]: these are times...
by sequethin on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 15:33 in reply to "RE: these are times..."
sequethin Member since:
2005-07-06

I concede that yes OpenBSD is not Linux or GNU but it is free and it is open source software.

And while Novell is not the be-all and end-all of linux, it is a major company that distributes linux and therefore it's actions do reflect on linux as a whole.

I'm not bashing linux or gnu, I'm just publicly appreciating the open philosophy of another open source project.

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