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 tspears on Wed 24th Jan 2007 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
tspears
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2006-05-22

you can be held accountable, that's why businesses practice due diligence before adopting technologies. If they can't prove that they researched beyond the sales rhetoric the other company fed them, they will be held responsible.

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by IanSVT on Wed 24th Jan 2007 15:03 in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
IanSVT Member since:
2005-07-06

you can be held accountable, that's why businesses practice due diligence before adopting technologies. If they can't prove that they researched beyond the sales rhetoric the other company fed them, they will be held responsible.

Agreed. But political bickering on message boards or blog sites doesn't exactly factor into a businesses due diligence. It's more along the lines of, does Software Package A do what we need it to do? How does it compare to Software Package B? Not what does linuxrules_microsoftsux431@gpl4life.org think about Software Package A?

Yes, that's a bit over the top, but you get my point.

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by sbergman27 on Wed 24th Jan 2007 15:49 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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It's more along the lines of, does Software Package A do what we need it to do? How does it compare to Software Package B? Not what does linuxrules_microsoftsux431@gpl4life.org think about Software Package A?

Yes, that's a bit over the top, but you get my point.
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I disagree. That is not at all over the top. It's what we see here on OSNews every day. ;-)

Edited 2007-01-24 15:52

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