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[3]: The nature of the beast
by REM2000 on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 12:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The nature of the beast"
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Apples failure in the market is not to do with sharing IP with Microsoft, they fell because they made blunder after blunder (selling overpriced non working computers, clones etc..)

Microsoft did stop the downward spiral of the company, but that did get IE onto all Mac's for a long period.

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