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Re: Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat or Novell gang up on VMware ..

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____/ Doug Mentohl on Tuesday 24 February 2009 09:59 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> But VMware is run by Maritz and Tucci, two Microsoft bullies. Citrix is like
>> a subsidiary of Microsoft, so it seems like a manufactured confrontation or
>> eve marketing slicing/allocation.
> How does this imping on Microsoft/ Novell 'virtualization
> interoperability' deal. What do Novell get out of it. Or what did they
> think they were getting out of it.
> As far as I can see, Novell signed away some IP rights and agreed to get
> out of the desktop business in return for MS collaboration in the data
> center. Now it seems that MS has signed a similar deal with RH, without
> signing away any patent rights, and now VM 'partner' Citrix is 'giving
> away' its offerings. Seems like MS stole the wind right out of their
> sails ...

Exactly, but there is no evidence hard enough to show that Novell was pressured
(by Microsoft) out of the desktop.

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