Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2007 17:33 UTC, submitted by WillM
In the News One year after sealing their surprise alliance, Novell and Microsoft have announced an expansion of their technical collaboration to 'link together the existing Windows and Linux frameworks'. The firms will extend their existing collaboration to focus on virtualisation, standards-based management, directory and identity federation and document format compatibility. As part of this process, Microsoft said that both companies are 'now working closely' at the Microsoft and Novell Interoperability Lab in Massachusetts.
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Sadly...
by linumax on Thu 8th Nov 2007 18:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Good for Novell!"
linumax
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2007-02-07

In the corporate world there is only one philosophy and that is Money.

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RE: Sadly...
by butters on Thu 8th Nov 2007 23:53 in reply to "Sadly..."
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2005-07-08

There used to be this stuff about charters and serving the public interest, but the industrial revolution came along and declared that stuff to be as quaint as the Geneva Conventions.

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RE: Sadly...
by marafaka on Fri 9th Nov 2007 09:54 in reply to "Sadly..."
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2006-01-03

Right, but we all know where it breaks (limited resources, human is not a machine etc.).

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RE: Sadly...
by polaris20 on Fri 9th Nov 2007 14:25 in reply to "Sadly..."
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2005-07-06

Well yes, unless you're a non-profit corp, that's generally the idea. To make money.

I see this Novell thing as a good thing, because we're not getting away from MS anytime soon at my employment, and making things a bit more cohesive between Windows and Linux would be nice.

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