Dell, Microsoft, Novell

Jonathan Carter jonathan at ubuntu.com
Mon May 7 21:29:42 UTC 2007


Hi t u

t u wrote:
> Did we (Ubuntu, Canonical) just join the Novell-Microsoft partnership
> indirectly? By accident? If Dell is going into that much-dreaded deal
> (according to this[1], it indeed is), and if Canonical is in partnership
> with Dell (through the sale of Ubuntu-installed Dell systems), I think
> we just partnered up with Microsoft in making their FUD of "Linux is
> stealing from us" much more credible.

 From what I understand from 
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/may07/05-06MSDellNovellPR.mspx 
it seems that the deal only applies to server side. Ubuntu's deal is 
about GNU/Linux on laptops, so it appears that the deals are completely 
separate.

-Jonathan




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