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11.29.06

Microsoft Also ‘Pulled a Novell’ on Apple

Posted in Apple, Bill Gates, Deals, Microsoft, Videos at 1:25 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Don’t believe it? Just watch.

Patents being exchanged, promises with regards to products, etc.

This makes Novell (at least) the 4th company which falls into the very same trap. Previously in the series:

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7 Comments

  1. boxopen said,

    November 29, 2006 at 4:10 pm

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    Guess WHO was “horned” on this one…

    Thinking only in terms of Microsoft/Apple/Novell no one needs to “apply”…
    But here where I live we call this kind of move: “Shuffle and Play again!”
    I can remember what’s happened in the 90′s with these MS “agreements”.

    Lets try to make a VISUAL (sort of algebraic) description to find the winner:

    Novell Microsoft
    Microsoft Apple

    It’s the “virtualization” of the software patents applied exclusively to Microsoft!

  2. boxopen said,

    November 29, 2006 at 4:13 pm

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    Missed the formating… the original post is here:
    http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=26820&pid=146228&st=200&#entry146228

  3. Stoffe said,

    December 1, 2006 at 7:02 am

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    And the best counter-example the SUSE droids can come up with and which the regurgitate as much as they can is the Linspire deal, which on all accounts was a huge success for MS, the only drawback was that they didn’t get the namechange for free, but had to use some pocket change. Well the name is changed like they wanted, can someone tell me how this is such a great example on how MS not always wins?

  4. SubSonica said,

    November 14, 2007 at 8:05 am

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    Hey, don´t forget COREL back in 2000!!! Microsoft tried to do with COREL what they are doing with Novell now!:
    http://www.news.com/2100-1001-246982.html

    “Microsoft has the option of directing Corel to translate some or all of the .Net framework from its Windows operating system to Linux.”
    [...]
    “Microsoft has an option to port .Net to Linux if they choose to develop a Linux strategy,” said Corel spokeswoman Louise Hanlon.

    The Securities and Exchange Commission filing states that “Corel hereby grants Microsoft an option for Corel to Port some portion or all of the .Net Framework from the Windows Platform to the Linux Platform.”

    If the work goes ahead, Microsoft will own the software–in other words, Corel essentially has been hired to do the work–the company said while detailing Microsoft’s investment in Corel. “

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 14, 2007 at 5:16 pm

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    Corel was also among the very first supporters of OOXML. It’s totally under Microsoft’s control (and has been since their deal).

  6. sohbet said,

    November 16, 2007 at 9:41 pm

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    i believe now .)

  7. eet said,

    November 17, 2007 at 5:25 pm

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    Apple is doing really fine. MS-Office for Apple is also quite a success. All Linux vendors partnering with MS make good business.

    So you really have to ‘believe’ in Roy like you believe in a prophet…

    Don’t forget to hand in your brain on the way in.

    Note: comment has been flagged for arriving from an abusive Internet troll

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