QKLK: RetailMeNot.com, Why Microsoft – Novell


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Why the Microsoft – Novell deal ?

I knew Steve Ballmer is a bully with a big mouth, but I never expected that he will confess so SOON about the real reason behind the Microsoft – Novell deal.

Quoted :

“In a question-and-answer session after his keynote speech at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle, Ballmer said Microsoft was motivated to sign a deal with SUSE Linux distributor Novell earlier this month because Linux ‘uses our intellectual property’ and Microsoft wanted to ‘get the appropriate economic return for our shareholders from our innovation.'”

So, my guess was right – after SCO is no longer able to become Microsoft’s pawn in killing Linux via litigation process, it looked for other prospective pawn; and found Novell / Suse.

I have steered away from Suse just out of reflex, and stuck with Fedora/Debian/Ubuntu/other completely free (as in “freedom”) distros. I guess my subconscious has predicted this event way back then, and steered my away from it.

Novell has always sucked since I first knew it (3.12), OK it managed to be better with its eDirectory and ZENworks, but this (deal) has stripped little remaining respect I had for the company.
But indeed corporations are shameless and are all about making money.

Just say no folks. Let’s kill Suse now just as we killed SCO back then.

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