This clears nothing up
Posted Jul 17, 2007 4:58 UTC (Tue) by snitm
In reply to: This clears nothing up
Parent article: Novell's IRC session on the Microsoft deal
We are only now starting to feel the very real negative impact of the MS/Novell deal. I work for a Linux company and the large OEMs (with extremely deep pockets) that we work with are making corporate edicts that "SLES is the only Linux allowed" purely because of all the sabber rattling Microsoft has been doing (as part of the deal with Novell and in subsequent FUD campaigns by M$ executives).
SO it has seemingly worked out quite well for Novell (and likely you) but as a Software Engineer I do _not_ liked to be pigeon holed on which Linux-based solutions I _must_ integrate/design into nimble and innovative solutions.
Even if Microsoft is making idle threats it has genuinely detracted from true competition in the Linux community; particularly where Linux interfaces with the enterprise.
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