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Mistrial declared in Microsoft-Novell suit, over hung jury

The suit brought by Novell alleged that, through anticompetitive tactics, Microsoft encouraged Novell to develop products but then withdrew support as it launched Windows 95.

By December 16, 2011


Microsoft, Novell partner on virtualization

As part of the companies' nearly 2-year-old alliance, the two say they are working together to support Novell's Suse Linux operating system running on Microsoft's hypervisor.

By September 11, 2008


Microsoft, Novell expand Linux deal by up to $100 million

The companies ramp up their existing interoperability deal that gives corporate users a bridge between Windows and Linux.

By August 20, 2008


For Microsoft-Novell lab, eight is enough

Cementing a peculiar partnership among rivals, Microsoft and Novell are opening an eight-employee lab to make products interoperable.

By September 11, 2007


Microsoft, Novell talk up 'meat' of technical collaboration

The two companies vow to optimize virtualization servers and directories, with an interoperability and testing lab planned.

By February 12, 2007


Microsoft: Novell deal a milestone despite squabbles

Landmark deal could still bring together open-source and commercial software business models, Microsoft lawyer Brad Smith says.

By February 9, 2007


Microsoft-Novell survey gives their deal a thumbs-up

Survey commissioned by the two companies asserts that their high-profile agreement will drive customers away from joint rival Red Hat.

By December 12, 2006


Microsoft, Novell spar over Linux agreement

update Novell CEO issues open letter saying deal is not an admission that the open-source OS infringes on Microsoft's patents. New GPL clause to flip Microsoft-Novell agreement on its head?

By November 21, 2006


Microsoft, Novell paint target on Red Hat

New technical and legal partnership is meant to take Red Hat down a notch--and could help Novell too.

By November 3, 2006