December 27, 2007

Microsoft Shows Linux Some Dual-Boot Love with Windows - On supercomputers

Starting with the Windows-Linux interoperability agreement inked with Novell at the end of 2006, Microsoft has produced comprehensive results out of the efforts to bridge its proprietary platform with the open source operating system. Of course that Microsoft did little more than to protect its own interests with the Novell partnership, leaning hard on open source customers in order to tip them in the direction of intellectual property assurance agreements. But at the same time, the Redmond company also addressed the increasing demand for a high level of interoperability in

heterogeneous environments. The Microsoft and Novell partnership managed to produce a new joint lab in September 2007, with resources from both companies aimed at providing solutions for mixed source scenarios.



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