Microsoft ‘Has Acknowledged The Enterprise Role Of Linux’

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http://feedproxy.google.com – I just read a piece mainly quoting Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier, the openSUSE Community Manager. He mentions that at the beginning of the Novell/Microsoft deal, all the naysayers got the press. His thought is that a lot of good has come out of the agreement. Excerpt: “When Novell and Microsoft signed a deal to support Windows and Linux in the enterprise, it caused a furore. Three years on, the deal shows that Microsoft really does acknowledge the value of Linux in the enterprise – at least that’s the view from the OpenSUSE community.” “Novell was the first company to get Microsoft to acknowledge Linux as a contender in the market – and the effect of that has been under-rated,” says Brockmeier. “Do you remember the way Microsoft used to talk about Linux? In that dismissive fashion?” “Once you get to the point where Microsoft feels the need to deliver Linux to its customers, you have a huge tacit acknowledgement that Linux is suitable for the enterprise,” he says. “That’s an enormous thing that I don’t think Novell has gotten enough credit for.” Read the rest of “Microsoft ‘Has Acknowledged The Enterprise Role Of Linux’“ Any reactions to this article? I mean the world hasn’t exploded yet. However, Microsoft does have a reputation which makes many people not trust them or their motives. What do you all think after reading that article? (Distributions)