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02.02.08

Microsoft Sells Renault Some SUSE Linux, Folks Respond

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Novell, Quote at 9:49 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

When we posted some quick notes about the Renault deal, the press actually cited us, so there appears to be greater acceptance out there, despite the site's name. Mary Jo Foley apparently still deletes comments that link to our site, even ones that were added just days ago.

The Renault story was brought up in LinuxToday a couple of days ago and the responses were, as usual, quote-worthy. Here are a few:

And I’ll say it again.

Microsoft Linux. (Novell)

Linus joke about ‘World Dominatin’ has happened. Why didn’t anybody notice.

It is a strange world when large corporations buy thier Linux from Microsoft.

Another obvious observation (people finally wake up and smell the coffee):

Microsoft makes money on Linux!!

And lastly:

what is wrong when it is the GNU/Linux side which has to be the one to interoperate with Microsoft? Is Microsoft so full of marketing people that they no longer know how to read source code?

So if the customer is large enough, they should be telling Microsoft to fix its lack of interoperability.

I also find it amusing that it’s only for 1,000 certificates and they do a press release on this? Making any ‘big’ Linux deals there Mr Microsoft? It is not 1998 any more.

Judging by the reactions from LinuxToday readers (not only in this particular case), the Novell-Microsoft deal is loathed. But the mainstream media wants you to believe something else. Shades of SCO…

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