Microsoft Makes Another Linux Friend: Turbolinux
Microsoft announces that Asian Linux distributor Turbolinux is the latest Linux company to join its Ecma Open XML-Open Document Format Translator Project.On July 10, Microsoft announced that Asian Linux distributor Turbolinux is the latest Linux company to join its Ecma Open XML-Open Document Format Translator Project. Unlike the earlier Microsoft/Linux partnershipsNovell, Xandros and Linspiretheres no patent agreement or any other technical partnerships. This project seeks to create tools to build a "technical bridge" between Microsofts Open XML Formats and ODF (Open Document Format).
This is not Turbolinuxs first partnership with Microsoft. In 2004, Turbolinux made a deal with Microsoft to enable its desktop line, starting with Turbolinux 10 F, to ship a media player thats could legally play movies and music encoded in Microsofts proprietary WMF (Windows Media Format).