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Use of Linux, Novell, Mac, MS in Business Applications

§ Do you agree or disagree that the Linux-Novel partnership now presents a viable alternative to Microsoft® in the business world. Why or why not?

§ Linux is continuing to make inroads into the business world. Will this trend continue in the future? Why or why not?

§ Because there are alternatives between Microsoft, Linux and Macintosh®, what would make an individual choose one alternative over the other?

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The first question should be the relationship between Novell(Linux) and Microsoft.

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Do you agree or disagree that the Linux-Novel partnership now presents a viable alternative to Microsoft in the business world. Why or why not?

Novell and Microsoft are announced a historic bridging of the divide between open source and proprietary software.

They have signed three related agreements which, taken together, will greatly enhance interoperability between Linux and Windows and give customers greater flexibility in their IT environments.

Under a technical cooperation agreement, Novell and Microsoft will work together in three primary areas to deliver new solutions to customers: virtualization, web services management and document format compatibility.

We all must agree that Opensource software has many advantages and disadvantages also. Anyway the advantages and more significant and subside the minor disadvantages.

IT is about MANAGING COMPLEXITY..With the agreement between Novell and Microsoft, the complex IT environment has got very good chance to deal with more complex problem in an efficient manner.

Many complex businesses run on Novell's SUSE Enterprise Linux and also on Server flavours of Microsoft OSs. The more complex the business is the more likely that some of the critical applications might be running on Windows as well as SUSE linux. With the ...

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