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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RE: Good for Novell!
by Buck on Thu 8th Nov 2007 20:50 UTC in reply to "Good for Novell!"
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Mixed environments such as ours, and many of our clients, do see this as a very positive way forward.

The only thing why it is positive is because Microsoft deliberately broke different standards to make them incompatible and now they're being the saviors of the Linux industry by saying they're going to work on interoperability. If we really had standards in high-level networking and documents from the beginning I guess the marketshare of Windows would be much less than what it currently is.

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