How Microsoft Uses Even OpenSUSE and Freespire to Its Advantage (Updated)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Linspire, Microsoft, Novell, OpenSUSE, Patents, Search, SLES/SLED, Turbolinux at 12:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

An announcement has just made in France and it is brought to more people’s attention over at Digital Majority. The announcement was made by Microsoft, which recently signed a Linux deal in France, a Windows deal in Paris [1, 2, 3], but also lost the French police to GNU/Linux.

The announcement speaks volumes about the reason Microsoft likes Novell. It merely uses Novell. We already knew this. As for OpenSUSE, it aids the development of SLED and SLES, which improve at the expense of other GNU/Linux distributions that are not ‘taxed’ by Microsoft. Here is the gist of it all:

I let you guess why Microsoft likes Linux and Open Source now: software patents solves the OSS problem and makes them confident that they have a legal certainty that they can suck royalties out of Linux sales, and control competitors when they want to operate with their dominant products.

Remind yourself of the place Linux has in Microsoft's 'mindspace'. It is only there to be used, exploited, even subverted. If you think that so-called ‘community’ distros are safe from the abuse, think again. As Ken Starks came to discover, even Freespire is contaminated by the effect of Linspire’s patent deal.

It only took me a few minutes to notice it. It would seem that the Freespire people have been given their marching orders and I would Like Eric Raymond to comment if he is allowed. I can understand why Linspire would have to bow to the Microsoft Collusion but why Freespire? Now I know that Linspire is expected to dance to Microsoft’s tunes…If I calculate correctly, 5 top Linspire executives entered their Linspire employment weighing 3 lbs less than they did when they left.

That extra weight was from the 30 pieces of silver each carried out when they abandoned the infested ship at the end of the MS Deal. (thank you Stephen J.)

Watch the image of Windows Live Search. Turbolinux does this too. They completely sold out to Microsoft and they sell out their so-called ‘community’ in the process.

Update: Here are some more links of interest.

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  1. Gopal said,

    February 4, 2008 at 12:10 am


    Here is a interesting link – http://education.zdnet.com/?p=1503

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    February 4, 2008 at 12:19 am


    I read this yesterday. What are you finding curious about it? By the way, shortly I shall post about the Dell/Microsoft charity (or “Sentimental Blackmail” as one blogger calls it).

  3. Himtpy said,

    September 1, 2008 at 7:27 am


    Opensuse is a great distro, unfortunately Microsofts involvement leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    I have already removed opensuse from 3 machines, and will be sorting about our computer club ones shortly.

    Its sad, but after working so hard to rid myself of my MS dependency, Im not about to spend time with a distro that has let MS in through the back door.

    Thanks opensuse for the great experience, Ill be moving on now.

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