Linked by David Adams on Thu 20th Nov 2008 04:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian Two years ago, Microsoft and Novell inked a landmark deal on patents and Linux-to-Windows interoperability. According to Microsoft and Novell, it's a deal that has shown dramatic momentum in its second year, with a triple digit percentage increase in customers for a total tally of more than 200 customers. "I was surprised at the number of over 200 customers, so I actually went back and double checked it just to make sure," Susan Heystee, General Manager for Global Strategic Alliances at Novell told InternetNews.com. "That represents over 250 percent growth in terms of the number of customers that are part of the partnership which is really great. A real positive surprise has been the great customer momentum."
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more linux market share
by Adurbe on Thu 20th Nov 2008 09:45 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

This artical implies that 'Linux' is gaining more market share

I'm sure most will agree that is a good this even though many will dispute the method by which it was obtained

Personally, open suse was the only major distro that worked out of the box on one of my PCs. Ignoreing the MS involvement, its a good distro in its own right

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RE: more linux market share
by segedunum on Thu 20th Nov 2008 21:25 in reply to "more linux market share"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

This artical implies that 'Linux' is gaining more market share

Alas, this is wide of the mark whatever the article tries to imply.

Get this situation: Novell's biggest competitor that is putting them in serious trouble (and migrating tons of Netware intallations to Windows Server), that being Microsoft, Novell is now getting to sell it's own product as part of far larger installations of Windows. However many Linux installations there are here it will be surrounded by far more Windows servers is they key thing to remember. Microsoft are even using them to offer deals to migrate Red Hat customers to Windows via whatever it is that Novell sells these days.

How on Earth Novell think that is a good position to be in I don't know, but Novell have long been one of those idiotic companies that have actually made the Microsoft anti-trust accusations look rather weak. It's small wonder with this kind of incompetence.

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