October 1, 2007

Microsoft Drives Linux Adoption – Vista Didn't Do It!

Microsoft, and Microsoft alone is responsible for the increase in Linux adoption. However, the latest operating system from the Redmond company, Windows Vista, has nothing to do with it, despite the fact that analysts predicted that the operating system will alienate Windows users and convert them to Linux and Mac OS X. In fact, in the perspective of Linux distributor Novell, Microsoft has managed to deliver a beneficial impact on its business involving the open source operating system. Back at the beginning of November 2006, Steve Ballmer, Chief

Executive Officer of Microsoft and Ron Hovsepian, president and Chief Executive Officer of Novell, inked a broad collaboration agreement between the two companies focused on Windows and Linux interoperability, support and intellectual property assurance.

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