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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RE: From Novell's FAQ
by iangibson on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 05:04 UTC in reply to "From Novell's FAQ"
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"Nice little operating system you have there... it'd be a shame if anything were to happen to it. How about you go and have a little think about taking out some of our protection. That way, we'll be able to make sure that things can go on as normal.."

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