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Re: Microsoft kicks SUSE another $100m

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____/ RonB on Monday 25 Jul 2011 21:44 : \____

> On Mon, 25 Jul 2011 20:15:35 +0000, Hardon wrote:
>> <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/25/microsoft_suse_deal_renewed/>
>> <quote>
>> The SUSE division of Attachmate has managed to talk Microsoft into
>> shelling out another chunk of change â $100m â to help prop up SUSE
>> Linux Enterprise Server, the Linux distro formerly controlled by Novell,
>> and to help drive Red Hat's rival distro from Windows shops.
>> This is the third reseller agreement that Microsoft has inked with the
>> owner of SUSE Linux, which is the number two commercial Linux and
>> considerably behind rival Red Hat in terms of revenues and support
>> customers. Number two has to try harder, and it often needs the help of
>> a behemoth such as Microsoft, which wants to be able to demonstrate
>> alternatives to itself in the market but also to have control over those
>> alternatives.
>> </quote>
> I think SuSE was competing better before making a "deal with the devil."

It's about /Microsoft/ competing, not SUSE. Microsoft is just using SUSE,
which pockets a soft bribe.

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