So, I’m betting many, many people are flipin’ out tonight with the recent news of the Novell & Microsoft Linux partnership.  Though I may be surprised by the timing, I’m not surprised at the news.

Microsoft has been heading this way for some time, and the only thing I didn’t see was Novell as a partner.  Though I guess it makes sense in a way, as they have historically targeted the same markets, and have the same customers in many cases.

The interesting thing is that Microsoft is accepting Linux in their plans.  Of particular interest is the OpenOffice and eDirectory compatibility.  It’ll probably be Novell moving closer to Microsoft than the other way around, but having Microsoft involved in the process will improve the end results.

Via: BetaNews – Novell, Microsoft Ink Linux Partnership

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