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Novell's Jaffe on Novell's Linux Strategy: .NET, Mono, Moonlight, Nothing About OpenSUSE

Mono, ECMA, Microsoft



NOVELL'S TECHNICAL OFFICER has just outlined the company's "Linux" strategy (he refers to GNU/Linux). He makes it rather clean that, just as we showed some hours ago, Microsoft technologies are being promoted at the expense of the rest. Here is his summary, in full:

Linux’s ultimate success as a platform lies in getting the right number of exciting applications to Linux. Novell invests to make SLES the prefered landing point for Linux applications. Throughout Mono framework, we also make SLE the perfect landing point for .Net based applications. The payoff is evident with Moonlight—our relationship with Microsoft brings this application to Linux.


OpenSUSE is not mentioned even once! Novell serves Microsoft's interests now that it's run by former IBM (and Microsoft) executives.

"Our partnership with Microsoft continues to expand."

--Ron Hovsepian, Novell CEO



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