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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Novell Makes a Critical Error:by Tim Patterson

After the Q&A segment it was clear that the patent agreement was a defacto acknowledgement by Novell that Linux violates MS patents. Ballmer made it clear that the patent agreement protects ONLY users of SuSE Linux. When questioned about wether the patent agreement covered technology which will be developed or if it covers MS patents already existing in Linux the attorney made it clear that the agreement protects existing Linux in the form of SuSE.

So MS has found the big Linux vendor foolish enough to "legitimize" a patent claim on Linux by Microsoft. This makes it easier for MS to claim that Linux infringes their "IP" and claim that Novell recognized this "fact" and struck a deal.

Now it's only a matter of asserting claims against all distributors except Novell thereby thinning the herd and finally, deal with Novell SuSE last.

Nice going you Novell morons.

After using SuSE for years it looks like it's time for a change.


At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have ran Windows all my at home and every time I change out a motherboard or video card, you have to reinstall Windows to get optimal performance out of the system.

Every time I get a virus I HAVE TO reinstall to be certain that its clean.

So, if Vista only allows 2 activations for the life of that retail box, what are people to do when they upgrade a new video card, network card, Hard drive, or anything?


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