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June 5, 2007

Dell Joins M$ and Novell / Xandros Joins M$

by @ 2:11 pm. Filed under Dell, General Linux

Seems like everyone’s on the Open Source bandwagon. Dell joined up with M$ and Novell…

Excerpt:

“Dell says it’s on board with the Microsoft and Novell Linux partnership.

“As part of the deal, Dell will buy SUSE Linux Enterprise Server certificates from Microsoft. It will also launch a services and marketing program to woo existing Linux users who are not Dell customers to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. It wasn’t immediately clear how many certificates Dell either purchased or planned to purchase. The certificates sold tally–40,000–is the same as it was in March when Microsoft and Novell announced HSBC was buying certificates. The tally in January was 35,000.”

“The good news: Dell is going after the Linux market in a big way. The bad news: Dell may torpedo any goodwill it had in the Linux community after choosing Ubuntu for its desktop Linux distribution.”

Read more about this story here.

And we have Xandros, who is also jumping in with M$…

Excerpt:

“REDMOND, Wash. and NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Linux platform provider Xandros Inc. announced a broad collaboration agreement based on a set of technical, business, marketing and intellectual property commitments. These commitments provide customers with enhanced interoperability, more effective systems management solutions, and intellectual property assurances, all of which extend a bridge between open source and commercial software and deliver customers real value in mixed systems environments.”

Read the press release here

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