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Microsoft Spreads the Linux Love Around--To BMW and Siemens

Sep 11, 2007, 13:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Oiaga)

"Microsoft and Linux, Windows and Linux for that matter, seemed until not too long ago less than complementary concepts. Still, the Redmond company was forced into a corner by its own customers and by the need to provide support for heterogeneous environments. This is why in November 2006, Microsoft and Novell inked an interoperability and patent assurance agreement bridging Windows and Linux. One aspect of the partnership specifies that Microsoft will sell Novell SUSE Linux support certificates. BMW and Siemens are just the latest names to jump on board the Windows--Linux interoperability wagon because of their mixed-source environments..."

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