Interoperability – Novell/Microsoft Collab Day 2

This has been a crazy few days around Microsoft. I have not slept much, nor have the folks on the deal team, in the product groups, on the PR team, at our PR agency, and in conversations with the Novell guys they are in pretty much the same condition. At this point I don’t time for my own analysis, I’ll blog more about that stuff later. I’d like to thank my PR agency Waggener Edstrom for compiling this. Here are some of the folks writing about this deal. I’ll blog more when I have had some sleep. 

Before the media links. We have been updating the website and will continue to do so. The site had to wait for the ink to be dry on the deal before we could build it, so it is not much more than some text blocks today. I’ve got folks working on that, and we will continue to update it as more info becomes available and as things like the tech collab work starts to get off the ground.

 OK – here are the links: 



Microsoft to partner with Linux rival Novell – report

By: Staff Writer

November  2, 2006 20:05


  • Lifestyle Extra

  • Forbes


Ars Technica

Strange bedfellows: Microsoft, Novell ink pact

By Eric Bangeman

November 2, 2006


The Associated Press

Microsoft, Novell May Partner on Linux

By Michael Liedke

Nov. 2, 2006,


  • CentreDaily,com

  • Euro2day

  • Houston Chronicle

  • Ledger-Enquirer

  • Monterey Herald




  • Worcester Telegraph



  • BusinessWeek

  • Boston Globe

  • KESQ

  • KGO-TV




WSJ: Microsoft and Novell to Announce Linux Partnership

By Scott M. Fulton, III

November 2, 2006



Microsoft, Novell Agree to Make Software Compatible, People Say

By Jonathan Thaw

November 2, 2006

Full Text Here



Novell Shares Surge After Report of Agreement With Microsoft

By Rochelle Garner

Nobember 2, 2006

Full Text here


Barron’s Online (update 1)

Microsoft In Pact With Novell On Sales Support For Suse Linux; Novell Shares Jump, Red Hat Falls

By Eric Savitz

November 2, 2006, 2:54 pm


CBC News

Microsoft, Novell team up to bridge divide


November 2, 2006




Cleveland Leader

Microsoft, Linux Forge Partnership

By Julie

November 2, 2006

Microsoft, Novell announce Linux partnership

By: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

November 2, 2006



Dow Jones News Service

Microsoft, Novell Partnership Shows Linux Is Here To Stay

By Carmen Fleetwood

2 November 2006

Full text here


Enterprise Open Source Magazine

Novell Shares Spike 20% As Wall St Journal Reports Microsoft To Start Reselling SUSE LINUX

Red Hat Shares in the Meantime Fall 3.2%

By: Enterprise Open Source News Desk

Nov. 2, 2006



Microsoft Linux?

By Daniel Lyons

November 2, 2006


IDG News Service

Reports: Microsoft, Novell to strike Linux deal

Elizabeth Montalbano

November 02, 2006

Pick up:





Microsoft deal with Novell to support Suse Linux       

By Stan Beer  

November 3, 2006



Microsoft follows Oracle into Linux market: report

By Ben Charny

November 2, 2006


Puget Sound Business Journal

Microsoft signs deal with Novell

By: Staff

November 2, 2006


Ramblings of a Twisted Mind (blog)

Microsoft Linux?

By: Staff Writer

Nov. 2nd, 2006 at 9:55 PM


Red Herring (Update 2)

Holy $%@&*!: Microsoft, Novell in Linux Pact

The deal could position Microsoft to blunt rival Oracle’s Linux push.

By: Staff Writer

November 2, 2006!%26nbsp%3BMicrosoft%2C+Novell+in+Linux+Pact&sector=Industries&subsector=Computing


The Register (UK)

Microsoft to support Novell’s cancer

By Gavin Clarke in San Francisco More by this authorPublished

November 2, 2006



UPDATE 2-Microsoft, Novell reach agreement on Linux-source

By Staff

November 2, 2006


  • CNN


Reuters  (update 1)

Microsoft, Novell to link on open-source-WSJ

By: Staff Writer

Thu Nov 2, 2006 2:32pm ET


  • CRN

  • (Austria)

  • VARBusiness

  • Nouvel Observateur

  • MSN Money

  •, UK

  • Reuters Canada


  • La

  • Reuters América Latina



  • The Washington Post


Red Herring

Microsoft, Novell in Linux Pact

By: Staff Writer

November 2, 2006


San Jose Mercury News

Micosoft reported to strike a deal with Novell’s open-source Linux

By Ryan Blitstein

November 2, 2006


  • Pioneer Press



San Jose Mercury News online

Tabloid shockers: Will Microsoft hook up with Novell? Has Nvidia dumped downtown S.J.?

By Frank Michael Russell

November 2, 2006

Microsoft, Novell in Linux Link

By Bill Snyder

November 2, 2006



Novell Shares Spike 20% As Wall St Journal Reports Microsoft To Start Reselling SUSE LINUX

By Staff

November 2, 2006


UPI News

Microsoft Corp to form partnership with Novell Inc

By Staff

November 2nd, 2006


  • Alaska Report

Microsoft and Novell rumored in Linux partnership

By Tom Sanders

November 2, 2006


  • WhatPC?

  • Computing UK


Wall Street Journal (The Evening Wrap Up)

Microsoft, Novell in Linux Partnership

By Tim Annett

November 2, 2006

Full Text Here



Microsoft to announce partnership with Novell?

Posted by rexdixon

November 2, 2006




Blogs (blog)

Microsoft, Novell reach agreement on Linux-source

By Bink

November 2, 2006


Blogspot (blog)

Microsoft and Novell – Foes Now Friends?


November 2, 2006


Blogging Stocks (blog)

Microsoft And Linux: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

By Douglas McIntyre

November 2, 2006


Channel (blog)

Microsoft Linux – it’s official.

Posted by: Rossj

November 2, 2006


CNet (blog)

Microsoft to do a Linux deal with Novell?

By Stephen Shankland

November 2, 2006


CRN (Barb Darrow’s Unblog)

Hell Freezes Over And Microsoft, Novell Team On Linux

By Barbara Darrow,

November 2, 2006  (blog)

Linux Software on Windows?

By: adam k

November 2, 2006


Geekzone (blog)

Microsoft and Novell Announce Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support


November 2, 2006


GizBuzz (blog)

Microsoft and Novell entering Linux-based partnership

By: Chris

November 2, 2006



Three reasons why Microsoft will put Linux on their desktop

Posted by Ephraim Schwartz

November 02, 2006


Kung Fu Apps (Blog)

Microsoft Partners With Novell

Raj Bala

November 2, 2006 (blog)

Microsoft to Announce Linux Partnership

Posted by Tom Warren

November 2, 2006


NixCraft (blog)

Microsoft is all set to help Novell Linux

Posted by nixcraft

November 02, 2006


Seattle P-I (blog)

Report: Microsoft, Novell in Linux partnership

By Todd Bishop

November 2, 2006


Seattle Times (blog)

What’s Steve gonna say? Linux love…

By Benjamin J. Romano

November 2, 2006


Slashdot (blog)

Microsoft to Announce Linux Partnership

Posted by Zonk

November 2, 2006



  • BlogMotel

  • Naik’s News

  • Habbo Forum



Tech News (Blog)

Microsoft + Linux = Minix?

Posted by Jeremy Steele

November 2, 2006



The world just isn’t ready for Linux Posted

By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

November 2, 2006


ZDNet (blog)

Microsoft and Novell: Fox marries chicken, both move into henhouse

By Dana Gardner

November 2, 2006


ZDNET (blog)

Microsoft and Novell in Windows-Linux deal?

By Ed Bott 

November 2, 2006


ZDNET (blog)

Might Microsoft and Novell make a deal?

By: Mary Jo Foley

November 2, 2006


Comments (3)

  1. Oui. Vous avez bien lu… Non, ce n’est pas le 1er Avril. Plutôt que de paraphraser tout ce qui a déjà

  2. SeanKerner says:

    Hi Jason,

    Nice collection of links, here are a few more for your collection.

    Microsoft Likes (Novell) Linux


    Microsoft-Novell: Bad Omen For Open Source Linux