Microsoft, Novell reported in Linux accord

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 13:56:20 MST 2006


Woot!  MS Linux here we come!

On 11/2/06, Grant Shipley <gshipley at gmail.com> wrote:
> "...that will allow open-source Linux software to work with the
> company's Windows software"
>
> Exactly what does this mean?
>
> -------
>
> http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/02/technology/microsoft_novell.reut/index.htm
>
> November 2 2006: 3:13 PM EST
>
> SEATTLE (Reuters) -- Microsoft Corp. is entering into an agreement
> with Novell Inc. that will allow open-source Linux software to work
> with the company's Windows software, The Wall Street Journal reported
> on Thursday.
>
> Novell and Microsoft will work together to develop technologies to
> allow users to run both Windows and Suse Linux, a version of the
> operating system sold by Novell, the Journal said, citing people
> familiar with the companies.
> TECHNOLOGY
>
> Unlike proprietary software, open-source software lets developers
> share code and add functions. Users pay for custom features,
> maintenance and technical support. Linux is the most popular variant
> of open-source software.
>
> Microsoft plans to make a major announcement later on Thursday but
> declined to comment on the article.
>
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