Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2006 18:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why."
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RE: No surprise.
by lostnerd on Mon 6th Nov 2006 19:02 UTC in reply to "No surprise."
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I think that $50 million investment from IBM is the factor that will keep this deal positive.

I think IBM is a major reason that keeps MS in line. Can't say if MS initiated the SCO fiasco, probably not, but its pretty clear they took advantage of it with minimal pay out and very little dirt on their hands. Even MS knows what caliber they are dealing with when they take on IBM. Of course IBM patent portfolio is pretty impressive regardless. I would venture to guess they got something on just about everyone. MS included.

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