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Microsoft-Novell: Has Their Deal Made a Difference?

Nov 09, 2007, 13:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"It was just over a year ago that Microsoft partnered with Linux vendor Novell, turning the Linux world on its ears.

"The companies now claim that they've signed 30 new customers to the deal, including Costco Wholesale Corp., Southwest Airlines Co. and the City of Los Angeles. How much impact the deal actually has had on the marketplace is, however, still up for debate.

"The deal between Novell and Microsoft allows interoperability between Windows and Linux and provides a patent covenant, ensuring Microsoft will not sue Novell's SUSE Linux users over alleged intellectual property infringement by open source applications..."

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