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Wake up little SUSE, Wake up. No, that's not good enough. Wake up SUSE customers, wake up. Novell is jeopardizing the future of Linux for its own short-term rewards. If you want to see Linux flourish, let alone survive after Novell's five year deal with Microsoft expires, I suggest we make an alternative five year deal with Microsoft. In this case, our part of the deal is to spend the next five minutes, months, or years migrating away from every shred of Novell/SUSE software in our home, office, or enterprise.

The controversial agreement between Microsoft and Novell stinks to high heaven. Look, for example, at the contradictory statements.

A five year deal with Micosoft to dump Novell/SUSE

Novell has partnered with the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) to ensure that its partnership with Microsoft does not violate any terms of the General Public Licence.

"The SFLC has been offered cooperation by Novell sufficient to permit a confidential audit to determine whether the licence provisions of the GPL have been complied with," SFLC chairman Eben Moglen told vnunet.com.

The SFLC provides legal services to the open source community, and is coordinating the forthcoming version 3 revision of the GPL.

Novell opens legal books to GPL pundits

MICROSOFT TODAY announced at 11am PST (7pm GMT) that the new Windows operating system Vista has gone gold and has been released to manufacturers (RTM).

Now the RTM has been announced the build should be readily available on MSDN according to Microsoft's press release from Monday, which states:

"The availability to MSDN Premium subscribers of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system on release to manufacturing".

Vista finally goes final

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