EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

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:

The links above contain side-by-side comparisons.

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

7 Comments

  1. boxopen said,

    November 29, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    Gravatar

    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

    Gravatar

    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

    Gravatar

    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

    Gravatar

    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

    Gravatar

    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

    Gravatar

    i believe now .)

  7. eet said,

    November 17, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    Gravatar

    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

What Else is New


  1. Links 29/9/2014: OpenDaylight Helium Release

    Links for the day



  2. European Patent Office Disorganisation: Problems With the Audit Mechanisms - Part IV

    A prelude to a long article about a thug called Topić, his controversial Battistelli-sponsored appointment, and the removal of auditory functions by Battistelli



  3. More Good News About Demise of Software Patents and Along With Them, Consequently, Patent Trolls

    A weekly roundup of news about patents in the United States and elsewhere, with special focus on software patents



  4. IRC Proceedings: June 22nd, 2014 – September 13th, 2014

    Many IRC logs



  5. Links 28/9/2014: Moto X, End of OpenSUSE 11.4

    Links for the day



  6. CBS Continues to Get Heavily Occupied by Microsoft Staff to Spread Microsoft Propaganda

    The CBS-owned ZDNet continues to hire people who have worked or are currently working for Microsoft and unsurprisingly enough they use their newly-acquired positions to praise Microsoft and bash Microsoft's competition, usually with no disclosure of their conflict of interest



  7. Links 27/9/2014: Linux (Almost) Everywhere, Features Of Linux 3.17

    Links for the day



  8. Microsoft Fakes 'Charity' and Uses Religious Groups to Acquire Lock-in in the Public Sector

    Microsoft's involvements with NGOs and with governments lead to more distrust, more surveillance, less freedom, and ultimately systemic corruption



  9. Bill Gates' Privatisation Crusade

    Mr. Gates, seeking to increase his huge profits and political power, reaches out to Catholic leaders and David Christian



  10. Tux Machines Under DDOS Attack

    Most of Tux Machines continues to work as usual, but some parts are temporarily restricted to keep the server running



  11. Links 26/9/2014: LibreOffice Celebrations, Betas of *buntu

    Links for the day



  12. Links 25/9/2014: KDE Roadmap, Bash Bug, GNOME 3.14 in Next Fedora

    Links for the day



  13. Links 24/9/2014: GNOME 3.14 Released, Bash Has a Bug

    Links for the day



  14. Links 21/9/2014: Fedora 21 Alpha

    Links for the day



  15. More of Bill Gates' Investments in GMO and Mass Indoctrination Under the Disguise of 'Donations'

    Microsoft's arrogant and famously corrupt co-founder is taken to task by those whom he is trying to bamboozle for monopoly, unlimited cross-generational power, and never-ending profit without risk



  16. Home Depot Confirmed a Victim of Microsoft's Bad Security, Microsoft Lays Off Security-Related Staff

    News reports circulate showing that Home Depot was knowingly careless with its Windows dependency while Microsoft lays off staff focused on security



  17. European Patent Office/Organisation - Suspicion of Improper Collusion Between EPO President and Chairman of the Administrative Council: Part III

    A preliminary look at Battistelli's reign and how regulatory powers got abolished, leaving the EPO reckless and largely unaccountable



  18. Links 21/9/2014: xorg-server 1.16.1, Linux Kernel 3.16.3

    Links for the day



  19. Links 20/9/2014: GNOME 3.13.92, Android L

    Links for the day



  20. Scanning Patent Troll Implodes; Is the Podcasting Patent Troll Next?

    MPHJ loses and Personal Audio LLC perhaps wins for the last time since software patents are quickly losing legitimacy in the United States



  21. If CAFC is Not Above the Law, Then it Should be Shut Down Now

    A long series of abuses in CAFC may as well suggest that this court has become broken beyond repair



  22. The Latest From Microsoft Patent Trolls and Patent Partners

    Microsoft-linked and Linux-hostile trolls continue their relentless attacks (albeit with little or no success) while patents as a weapon lose their teeth owing to a Supreme Court ruling



  23. Microsoft Proves That Its Massive Layoffs Are Not About Nokia

    Microsoft is laying off a lot of employees who have nothing at all to do with Nokia



  24. Links 19/9/2014: Another Red Hat Acquisition, Netflix Dumps Microsoft Silverlight and Brings DRM to WWW

    Links for the day



  25. Links 18/9/2014: Windows Copying GNU/Linux, Germany Moves to Security

    Links for the day



  26. Web Site 'Patent Progress' Now Officially 'Powered by CCIA' (FRAND Proponent, Microsoft Front)

    After talking a job at CCIA, "Patent Progress" and its chief author should be treated as dubious on real patent progress



  27. Articles About the Death of Software Patents in the United States

    Recent coverage of software patents and their demise in their country of origin, where even proponents of software patents are giving up



  28. The Death of Software Patents is Already Killing Some Major Patent Trolls

    VirnetX seems to be the latest victim of the demise of software patents in the United States



  29. More Microsoft Layoffs

    More Microsoft layoffs go ahead as the company is unable to compete



  30. ODF on the Rise

    Milestones for OpenDocument Format (ODF) and the launch of FixMyDocuments


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts