"There is nothing more indicative of change than the recently
announced partnership between Novell and Microsoft.
"Unlike the Sun partnership, which seemed to be more about Sun
getting money from Microsoft than anything truly material, this one
has teeth and addresses the critical needs of both companies and
the customers who use their products. It easily makes SuSe Linux
the favored product and creates the strongest argument yet that the
Microsoft of today isn't the Microsoft of a few years ago.
"Advancements to Vista going forward will reflect this
partnership, making this version of the Microsoft OS the most
compatible with Linux ever and much better suited for mixed
environments than earlier versions..."