Microsoft and Novell Still Bosom Buddies

Article Source

In November of 2006, Microsoft rocked the Linux world by signing a landmark patent and interoperability agreement with Novell. According to the two partners, it’s an agreement that today, two and half years later is still paying off, even during the current recession.

Microsoft and Novell say they’ve added 100 new joint customers in the last six months. They also say that some of those customers have come as a result of a new Linux support program that offers migration assistance to users other Linux operating systems, particularly Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The real thrust of the Microsoft/Novell agreement originally revolved around interoperability and it’s an area that is still the key focus, according to executives from the two companies…