Microsoft and SUSE extend patent and interoperability pact

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http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Microsoft and Attachmate business unit SUSE (formerly Novell Inc.) announced a four-year extension of their controversial strategic collaboration that among other things involves Microsoft's purchase of $100 million in additional SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates. Meanwhile, the Linux community puzzles over Microsoft's major contributing role to Linux 3.0, as well as its surprise video birthday greeting to Linux.... (Embedded)