> * Roy Schestowitz peremptorily fired off this memo:
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| "There's a lot of Linux out there -- much more than Microsoft generally
>>| signals publicly -- and their customers are using it, so it's important
>>| that Microsoft have a good interoperability story on that front. Linking
>>| up with a Linux vendor is a good way to do that," added Paul DeGroot, a
>>| Directions On Microsoft analyst.
> Best frienemies forever!
Its funny how the press release after release portray Micoshaft as
buying indeminified patent protected Linux from Novel when what they are
actually reduced to doing is only purchasing Linux support from Novel so
that micoshaft sales team can go sell and install supported Linux to their
customers. Just like big server farms purchase Linux support from Redhat or
any of the other Linux vendors. In other words micoshaft is just reduced to
a reseller for Novel. It is possible then for micoshaft to become
reseller to other flavours of Linux - customers would demand it
and refuse to do business with micoshaft if they can't deliver
the Linux specified.