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SUSE Serves Microsoft Decades After Microsoft Broke the Law Against Novell

Posted in Antitrust, Novell, SLES/SLED at 3:33 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Now [Novell is] little better than a branch of Microsoft”

LinuxToday Managing Editor


Summary: A few updates about antitrust and Microsoft tax at Novell/SUSE

NOVELL’s case of antitrust against Microsoft carries on while SUSE gets sponsored by Microsoft to help tax GNU/Linux for Microsoft. While news about SUSE is mostly fluff, there is also this type of talking point about China, where Novell tried hard to push Microsoft patent tax, as we covered years ago. “The SUSE enterprise Linux distribution project is 20 years old,” says another article, and “the SUSE team are celebrating by holding the first SUSECon 2012 conference in Orlando later this year.

“SUSE president Nils Brauckmann has said that, “SUSE today is the recognised market leader in several important segments and is well positioned to take advantage of an ever expanding market for commercial Linux and open source technologies.””

Those who rarely ever tried it did not miss much since 2006. It was downhill from there and the 20-year anniversary is merely PR. Here is one more article about it:

While Linux itself celebrated its twentieth anniversary in high style last year, 2012 will be the year of the lizard, as SUSE Linux steps up to celebrate two decades as the world’s oldest commercial Linux entity.

The company has announced it “will showcase major historical milestones throughout the year and discuss plans for the future at a series of events throughout the world that will include SUSECon 2012, the premier event for SUSE customers, partners and enthusiasts,” according to a press release out today.

The earlier date does not quite represent what people may think (it is when the “advisory UNIX group” was formed). SUSE, the distribution, is not really this old. OpenSUSE suffers an exodus.

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