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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Preditors usualy run in packs
by shapeshifter on Wed 24th Jan 2007 01:19 UTC
shapeshifter
Member since:
2006-09-19

Yeah, one can figure Walmart would be one of the first to join the pack of evil preditors.
There is no doubt that Microsoft and Walmart will go down in history as one of the most evil organizations that ever existed.
But it's sad to see Novel joining them. Then again, Novel was alway like SCO. Company that can't make it on it's own so it sucks up to the big monster to get some leftover crums.
Please, don't support Novel in any way!
Novel has never been a friend of Linux and never will be.
So those thinking of using Suse, please keep in mind it's same as if you're using Microsoft Windows.
If you use Suse then you're a traitor and Microsoft supporter, simple as that!

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

"Yeah, one can figure Walmart would be one of the first to join the pack of evil preditors.
There is no doubt that Microsoft and Walmart will go down in history as one of the most evil organizations that ever existed. "

now that wins the drama queen award of the week

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IanSVT Member since:
2005-07-06

Are you serious, or is that a bit of tongue in cheek. If it's the latter, good job. If it's the former, there's a white padded room waiting for you.

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shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

Are you serious, or is that a bit of tongue in cheek. If it's the latter, good job. If it's the former, there's a white padded room waiting for you.

I'm afraid I'm quite serious.
And I'd bet you're running Suse and are slowly starting to feel guilty but will be lashing out at critics for a while and looking for an excuse to dump Suse at the same time.
It's ok bud, just try another distro. Novel will not send black helicopters.
If the room comes with room service then I'll take it ;)

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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If you use Suse then you're a traitor and Microsoft supporter, simple as that!
"""

In executing the deal with Novell, Microsoft intended to drive a wedge between members of the community. In that, they have succeeded beyond all expectations.

We're playing right into their hands because so many in our number are so predictable.

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