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[News] Another Step of "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish" From Microsoft

  • Subject: [News] Another Step of "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish" From Microsoft
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:12:16 +0100
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Embrace, Extend, Extinguish is Still Alive and Well

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| If Ulteo starts to make big bucks with this 
| âpartnershipâ are they going to want to change to a 
| pure GNU/Linux play, ever? Nope. That is the plan. 
| Maintain the monopoly one way or another. Buy out 
| all competition. Make users of competitive products 
| pay a tax any way you can.
| Watch out Ulteo. Do not sell your soul to the devil 
| for a few dollars.


Microsoft hits back on expanded Novell-VMware alliance

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| Itâs relatively rare that Microsoft execs comment 
| officially on Redmondâs competitors. Somethingâs 
| got to really hit a nerve before that happens. It 
| seems that occurred this week, based on a June 9 
| post on the Microsoft Virtualization Team Blog.
| Novell and VMWare announced an expanded partnership 
| on June 9, via which VMware will distribute and 
| support the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating 
| system. VMware also announced plans to standardize 
| its virtual-appliance-based product on SUSE Linux 
| Enterprise Server.
| The newly minted deal didnât sit well with 
| Microsoft â especially because Microsoft execs love 
| to trot out Novell as an example of Microsoftâs 
| interoperability love. Microsoft and Novell 
| announced a similar distribution and support deal a 
| couple of years ago (which also included patent-
| protection clauses that irked a number of customers 
| and players in the open source camp). And just last 
| week, Microsoft execs highlighted new high-
| performance advances achieved by Novell and 
| Microsoft in their joint lab in Cambridge, Mass.
| In a June 9 post, entitled âVMWare figures out that 
| virtualization is an OS feature,â Patrick OâRourke, 
| director of communications, Server and Tools 
| Business, highlights the 3.5 year partnership 
| between MIcrosoft and Novell, claiming it has 
| benefited more than 475 joint customers.



Comes v. Microsoft Resumes Today

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| "Ronald Alepin, an independent consultant and former CTO for Fujitsu,
| disputed the idea that Microsoft had been an innovator in the field.
| He said that interoperability protocols were developed by companies
| other than Microsoft, and that Microsoft has simply extended the
| protocols and then refused to disclose the extensions. In so doing, 
| he told the court, Microsoft "has hijacked standard
| interoperability protocols agreed by the entire industry."

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