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Redmond Channel Partner Online: Linux Deal: Too Good to Last?

Dec 23, 2006, 09:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"It was a shocker of a reconciliation -- Microsoft Corp. teaming with Novell Inc. on a Linux deal. But Steve Ballmer couldn't let things stand. Within days after the two companies announced the historical agreement, Microsoft's CEO started talking about what it meant for intellectual property, and the resulting furor left the newly strategic partners issuing dueling statements on each of its Web sites.

"Within a month of the agreement, announced in early November, partners were left scratching their heads..."

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