Microsoft Buys $100M of Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Support

 
 
By Henry Kingman  |  Posted 2008-08-21 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Microsoft will buy $100 million worth of Linux support certificates from Novell to redistribute to Microsoft Windows Server customers for Novell for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). Novell has promised "tools, support, training and resources" for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server users seeking "optimal interoperability" with Microsoft Windows Server.

Microsoft will buy $100 million worth of Linux support certificates from Novell to redistribute to Microsoft Windows Server customers for Novell for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).

Novell has promised "tools, support, training and resources" for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server users seeking "optimal interoperability" with Microsoft Windows Server.

The deal is a continuation of a five-year Microsoft and Novell partnership first announced in November, 2006. Along with a controversial patent pact, the deal revolved around "certificates" that Microsoft would purchase from Novell for redistribution to Windows Server customers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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