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Re: Microsoft kicks SUSE another $100m

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____/ 7 on Monday 25 Jul 2011 23:57 : \____

> Hardon wrote:
>> <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/25/microsoft_suse_deal_renewed/>
>> <quote>
>> The SUSE division of Attachmate has managed to talk Microsoft into
>> shelling out another chunk of change â $100m â to help prop up SUSE
>> Linux Enterprise Server, the Linux distro formerly controlled by
>> Novell, and to help drive Red Hat's rival distro from Windows shops.
>> This is the third reseller agreement that Microsoft has inked with the
>> owner of SUSE Linux, which is the number two commercial Linux and
>> considerably behind rival Red Hat in terms of revenues and support
>> customers. Number two has to try harder, and it often needs the help
>> of a behemoth such as Microsoft, which wants to be able to demonstrate
>> alternatives to itself in the market but also to have control over
>> those alternatives.
>> </quote>
> Looks like Novel's customers have all fled.
> The ones that haven't fled are unconscious
> strapped to life support contraptions.
> It does suggest novel's management are proven business retards
> that relies on conning customers. One should never do business
> with them. Particularly if a vampire like micoshaft is
> attached at the jugular draining away life blood of the company.

SUSE was no longer trusted when criminal Paul Singer bid for the company
and put it on sale. Who would wish to depend on a company without a future?

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