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LinuxInsider: Is Wal-Mart's Support for SUSE Linux a Tipping Point?

Jan 24, 2007, 21:15 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Maxcer)

"The collaboration with Microsoft and Novell will allow Wal-Mart to manage Windows and Linux by extending its existing Microsoft management tool set and authentication platform: Systems Management Server, Active Directory, and Microsoft Operations Manager.

"However, the retailer also cited concerns over intellectual property assurance--namely the potential for a lawsuit over Microsoft's claims that Linux violates its patents--and noted that the decision to work with Microsoft and Novell provides the IP assurance Wal-Mart also expects..."

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