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"Microsoft failed to kill Novell a decade ago; they dismissed IBM because they had been able to dupe them at every turn, promoting Windows over the better product OS/2. They even promoted Windows when they were invited to speak at OS/2 conferences. Unlike IBM, who did suffer from a real antitrust judgment, Microsoft has not suffered one bit. The market conditions have not changed as a result of the settlement, and it is very unlikely that any real change will occur under the current Consent Decree.

"So, in failing to destroy, have they left an enemy behind? Is there a possibility that the root cause of the licensing scheme with the SCO Group funded by Microsoft was a measure of their intended destruction of Novell...?"

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