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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

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"Red Hat Inc's CEO has said the company is encouraging customers to adopt Microsoft Corp's offer of support vouchers for Novell's Inc's rival Linux operating system in order to get the issue over with.

"Microsoft announced in November 2006 that it would distribute 70,000 Linux support certificates a year for five years, at the cost of $240m as part of an interoperability and patent deal with Novell..."

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Full text: Red Hat CEO's remarks on Microsoft, Novell

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"I asked Microsoft if it wanted to respond to Szulik's comments. In an e-mail, Jeff O'Mara, Microsoft director of corporate communications, cited support for the Microsoft-Novell deal from customers including Credit Suisse, AIG Technologies, Deutsche Bank and Wal-Mart. He added:

"'Other customers have come to us because they are unhappy with the level of service they are getting from Red Hat...'"

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