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03.22.12

From Novell to Microsoft (With Love): How Microsoft Uses SUSE/Novell to Infiltrate Linux Development

Posted in Microsoft, OpenSUSE, SLES/SLED at 2:59 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Microsoft agents and staff paid indirectly by Microsoft are doing to Linux whatever Microsoft wants

RYAN from our IRC channels showed us that amid Microsoft's conditional payments to SUSE (buying/bribing) KY Srinivasan moves from Novell to Microsoft, based on his current E-mail address. Also involved in his work for Microsoft (integrating proprietary Microsoft software with Linux) are other Novell employees or former SUSE/Novell employees, such as James Bottomley, Greg K-H, and Olaf Hering (current staff).

The second milestone of OpenSUSE 12.2 is here, but based on coverage about it there is nothing great about it and it looks rather dreary. Those who don’t wish to help Microsoft should steer away from SUSE. Whatever makes SUSE stronger makes Microsoft stronger, too.

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2 Comments

  1. George Hostler said,

    March 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm

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    I left SuSE when it became an American company. I much preferred the version by the German company. They produced a solid product and I was willing to pay the $70 – $80 per copy, because on top of the comprehensive multi CD set, they produced an excellent 500+ page reference manual that was very helpful, worth its weight in gold.

    Since then, I migrated to Debian and Ubuntu. There are excellent reference books out there for these distros, worth investing in.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    SUSE’s main management is now next to Microsoft (Attachmate).

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