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 www.microsoft.com/interop 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: 

 

AFX

Microsoft to partner with Linux rival Novell - report

By: Staff Writer

November  2, 2006 20:05

http://www.lse.co.uk/FinanceNews.asp?shareprice=&ArticleRef=90170&ArticleHeadline=Microsoft_to_partner_with_Linux_rival_Novell__report

Pick-up:

  • Lifestyle Extra .co.uk
  • Forbes

 

Ars Technica

Strange bedfellows: Microsoft, Novell ink pact

By Eric Bangeman

November 2, 2006

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061102-8141.html

 

The Associated Press

Microsoft, Novell May Partner on Linux

By Michael Liedke

Nov. 2, 2006, 

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4306226.html

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  • CentreDaily,com
  • Euro2day
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Ledger-Enquirer
  • Monterey Herald
  • PhillyBurbs.com
  • TwinCities.com
  • WRAL.com
  • Worcester Telegraph
  • Kiplinger.com
  • Forbes.com
  • BusinessWeek
  • Boston Globe
  • KESQ
  • KGO-TV
  • SiliconValley.com

 

BetaNews

WSJ: Microsoft and Novell to Announce Linux Partnership

By Scott M. Fulton, III

November 2, 2006

http://www.betanews.com/article/WSJ_Microsoft_and_Novell_to_Announce_SUSE_Linux_Partnership/1162497930

 

Bloomberg

Microsoft, Novell Agree to Make Software Compatible, People Say

By Jonathan Thaw

November 2, 2006

Full Text Here

 

Bloomberg

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

http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2006/11/02/wsj-microsoft-in-pact-with-novell-on-sales-support-for-suse-linux-novell-shares-jump-red-hat-falls/

 

CBC News

Microsoft, Novell team up to bridge divide

Staff

November 2, 2006

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2006/11/02/tech-msnovell-061101.html

Pick-up:

ZDNET (AU)

 

Cleveland Leader

Microsoft, Linux Forge Partnership

By Julie

November 2, 2006

http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/632

 

Desktoplinux.com

Microsoft, Novell announce Linux partnership

By: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

November 2, 2006

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3846469708.html

 

 

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

http://opensource.sys-con.com/read/294951.htm

 

Forbes

Microsoft Linux?

By Daniel Lyons

November 2, 2006

http://www.forbes.com/business/businesstech/2006/11/02/linux-opensource-microsoft-tech-enter-cz_dl_1102linux.html

 

IDG News Service

Reports: Microsoft, Novell to strike Linux deal

Elizabeth Montalbano

November 02, 2006

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9004723

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ComputerWorld

InfoWorld

 

itWire

Microsoft deal with Novell to support Suse Linux       

By Stan Beer  

November 3, 2006

http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/6849/53/

 

MarketWatch

Microsoft follows Oracle into Linux market: report

By Ben Charny

November 2, 2006

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/story.aspx?siteid=mktw&guid=%7BEEF34C41-480F-4ABC-9D0F-E5BC53E5C552%7D

 

Puget Sound Business Journal

Microsoft signs deal with Novell

By: Staff

November 2, 2006

http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2006/10/30/daily33.html?surround=lfn

 

Ramblings of a Twisted Mind (blog)

Microsoft Linux?

By: Staff Writer

Nov. 2nd, 2006 at 9:55 PM

http://sekl.livejournal.com/520204.html

 

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

http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=19526&hed=Holy+Source+Code!%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 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11/02/microsoft_novell_linux/

 

Reuters

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

By Staff

November 2, 2006

http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2006-11-02T205621Z_01_N02410271_RTRIDST_0_TECH-MICROSOFT-NOVELL-UPDATE-2.XML&rpc=66&type=qcna

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  • CNN Money.com

 

Reuters  (update 1)

Microsoft, Novell to link on open-source-WSJ

By: Staff Writer

Thu Nov 2, 2006 2:32pm ET

http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2006-11-02T193223Z_01_WEN8954_RTRIDST_0_TECH-MICROSOFT-NOVELL-URGENT.XML&rpc=66&type=qcna

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  • CRN
  • ORF.at (Austria)
  • VARBusiness
  • Nouvel Observateur
  • MSN Money
  • Reuters.uk, UK
  • Reuters Canada
  • Capital.fr
  • La Tribune.fr
  • Reuters América Latina
  • Reuters.fr
  • CNNMoney.com
  • The Washington Post

 

Red Herring

Microsoft, Novell in Linux Pact

By: Staff Writer

November 2, 2006

http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=19526&hed=Microsoft%2C+Novell+in+Linux+Pact&sector=Industries&subsector=Computing

 

San Jose Mercury News

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

By Ryan Blitstein

November 2, 2006

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/15913096.htm

Pick-up:

  • Pioneer Press
  • SilconValley.com

 

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

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/columnists/15913223.htm

 

TheStreet.com

Microsoft, Novell in Linux Link

By Bill Snyder

November 2, 2006 

http://www.thestreet.com/_googlen/newsanalysis/techsoftware/10319640.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA

 

SYS-CON Media

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

By Staff

November 2, 2006

http://linux.sys-con.com/read/294951.htm

 

UPI News

Microsoft Corp to form partnership with Novell Inc

By Staff

November 2nd, 2006

http://www.alaskareport.com/z44726.htm

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  • Alaska Report

 

Vnunet.com

Microsoft and Novell rumored in Linux partnership

By Tom Sanders

November 2, 2006

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2167881/microsoft-parnters-novell-linux

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  • WhatPC?
  • Computing UK

 

Wall Street Journal (The Evening Wrap Up)

Microsoft, Novell in Linux Partnership

By Tim Annett

November 2, 2006

Full Text Here

 

WordPress

Microsoft to announce partnership with Novell?

Posted by rexdixon

November 2, 2006

http://rexdixon.wordpress.com/2006/11/02/microsoft-to-announce-partnership-with-novell/

 

 

 

Blogs

 

Bink.nu (blog)

Microsoft, Novell reach agreement on Linux-source

By Bink

November 2, 2006

http://bink.nu/Article8716.bink

 

Blogspot (blog)

Microsoft and Novell - Foes Now Friends?

Posted by MR WAVETHEORY

November 2, 2006

http://mrwavetheory.blogspot.com/2006/11/microsoft-and-novell-foes-now-friends.html

 

Blogging Stocks (blog)

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

By Douglas McIntyre

November 2, 2006

http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2006/11/02/microsoft-and-linux-keep-your-friends-close-and-your-enemies-cl/

 

Channel 9.com (blog)

Microsoft Linux - it's official.

Posted by: Rossj

November 2, 2006

http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=252476#252476

 

CNet News.com (blog)

Microsoft to do a Linux deal with Novell?

By Stephen Shankland

November 2, 2006

http://news.com.com/2061-10805_3-6131982.html

 

CRN (Barb Darrow's Unblog)

Hell Freezes Over And Microsoft, Novell Team On Linux

By Barbara Darrow,

November 2, 2006

http://www.crn.com/sections/microsoft/microsoft.jhtml?articleId=193501427

 

Foogazi.com  (blog)

Linux Software on Windows?

By: adam k

November 2, 2006

http://www.foogazi.com/2006/11/02/linux-software-on-windows/

 

Geekzone (blog)

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

Staff

November 2, 2006

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=6802

 

GizBuzz (blog)

Microsoft and Novell entering Linux-based partnership

By: Chris

November 2, 2006

http://gizbuzz.co.uk/2006/microsoft-and-novell-entering-linux-based-partnership/

 

INFOWORLD TECH WATCH (Blog)

Three reasons why Microsoft will put Linux on their desktop

Posted by Ephraim Schwartz

November 02, 2006

http://weblog.infoworld.com/techwatch/archives/008696.html

 

Kung Fu Apps (Blog)

Microsoft Partners With Novell

Raj Bala

November 2, 2006

http://www.kungfuapps.com/2006/11/02/microsoft-partners-with-novell/

 

Neowin.net (blog)

Microsoft to Announce Linux Partnership

Posted by Tom Warren

November 2, 2006

http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=35972

 

NixCraft (blog)

Microsoft is all set to help Novell Linux

Posted by nixcraft

November 02, 2006

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/microsoft-is-all-set-to-help-novell-linux.html

 

Seattle P-I (blog)

Report: Microsoft, Novell in Linux partnership

By Todd Bishop

November 2, 2006

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/108286.asp

 

Seattle Times (blog)

What's Steve gonna say? Linux love...

By Benjamin J. Romano

November 2, 2006

http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/techtracks/archives/2006/11/02/

 

Slashdot (blog)

Microsoft to Announce Linux Partnership

Posted by Zonk

November 2, 2006

http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/06/11/02/1957252.shtml

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Afterslash:

  • BlogMotel
  • Naik’s News
  • Habbo Forum
  • Shashum.com

 

Tech News (Blog)

Microsoft + Linux = Minix?

Posted by Jeremy Steele

November 2, 2006

http://www.nusuni.com/technewsblog/2006/11/02/microsoft-linux-minix/

PlasmaDiary.com: http://trenddiary.com/plasmadiary/2006/11/02/microsoft-linux-minix/

 

ZDNET(blog)

The world just isn’t ready for Linux Posted

By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

November 2, 2006

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/index.php?p=133

 

ZDNet (blog)

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

By Dana Gardner

November 2, 2006

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Gardner/index.php?p=2369

 

ZDNET (blog)

Microsoft and Novell in Windows-Linux deal?

By Ed Bott 

November 2, 2006

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/index.php?p=167

 

ZDNET (blog)

Might Microsoft and Novell make a deal?

By: Mary Jo Foley

November 2, 2006

http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=78