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Rex Dixon – Professional BlogCaster

Novell “Show Me the MONEY Uncle Bill!”

Posted by rexdixon on November 8, 2006

Now, after a week of relentless criticism in open source circles, Novell is fessing up and opening up on what the deal with Linux nemesis Microsoft adds up to: about $348 million over the next five years.

It breaks down like this, according to its filing with the SEC. Novell will receive $240 million from Microsoft for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) “certificates” that Microsoft may use itself, distribute or resell.

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