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Re: Meet Novell's new friends

__/ [ Geico Caveman ] on Saturday 23 December 2006 19:11 \__

> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=2006120516224886
> " There will be a story about Linux, one about IBM, and also some about
> lesser known competitors like GO Computers and Acer. In Monday's opening
> statement, Conlin read from a Jim Allchin memo, from the DRI-Novell story.
> Here's part of what Allchin said about how to deal with the competitive
> threat from Novell then:
>     "We need to slaughter Novell before they get stronger....If you're
>     going
> to kill someone, there isn't much reason to get all worked up about it and
> angry. You just pull the trigger. Any discussions beforehand are a waste of
> time. We need to smile at Novell while we pull the trigger.""
> I might be paranoid but there was a lot of smiling at Redmond on Nov 2.

The type of smile on a man's face when you serve him lobster.


(two videos, see the beginning of the first and the end of the second)

> Here is another nugget :
> " Of course Microsoft says it's changed since 1999. But in the information
> provided by Wixted, there is this intriguing bit:
>     "Microsoft turned over several discs to Conlin?s staff that contained
> the Nimda computer virus. The virus could have wiped out her electronic
> records. Microsoft told Judge Rosenberg on November 9, 2006 in a hearing
> that the problem came from an outside vendor, but that the virus was
> actually in the original source code.""
> Given enough "interoperability", someone running SuSE might just be able to
> enjoy those viruses.

Actually, Shane and I covered some cases where such 'interoperability' was
beyond humour. *frown* Also see this one...


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