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Microsoft's Love for Linux Deepens Year after Year

Nov 08, 2007, 15:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Oiaga)

"Microsoft's love for the open source Linux operating system grows deeper and deeper with each passing year, fueled by increasing demand for interoperability in heterogeneous environments and via a method designed to deliver intellectual property piece of mind. While in May 2007, Microsoft, through the voices of General Counsel Brad Smith and Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing Horacio Gutierrez, accused the free and open source industry of violating some 235 Microsoft patents, the Redmond company is now celebrating its one-year anniversary of the landmark agreement it inked with Novell in November 2006. One year later, the Redmond company claims that consumer interest for what its has to offer on the Windows-Linux front together with Novell is by no means toning down, but instead actually gaining momentum..."

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