Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 20:41 UTC, submitted by WillM
Novell and Ximian Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is contracting with Microsoft and Novell - Microsoft's preferred Linux partner - to build out the company's Web operations, according to a Wal-Mart executive. On Tuesday, Microsoft and Novell are expected to announce that Wal-Mart is the latest customer to purchase both Microsoft software and support certificates for Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server.
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by FunkyELF on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 21:03 UTC in reply to "..."
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

I guess the deal is legit. If a company that does some pretty shady things to save a couple of bucks thinks it has to pay Microsoft to use Linux maybe we're in for some bad news. You'd think they did their homework on this...or at least paid some Mexicans to do their homework for them.

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by alucinor on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 21:06 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2006-01-06

The US department of defense uses quite a bit of Red Hat. I don't imagine they'll be switching over to SUSE over fear of MS any time soon.

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by milles21 on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 21:16 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2006-11-08

In all fairness the Us Department has different guidelines and rules that prevent them from being sued like ordinary customers. It in not possible to compare.

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