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6:45 AM ET, November 3, 2006


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Microsoft and Novell Announce Broad Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support  —  Companies also announce a patent agreement covering proprietary and open source products.  —  Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. today announced a set of broad business and technical collaboration agreements …
Josh Greenbaum / Enterprise Anti-matter:
The embrace that strangles — Microsoft and Novell and the future of Linux  —  Don't be fooled by the sense that Microsoft's deal to cross-license and otherwise support Novell's Suse is a boost for Linux.  The better way to look at this deal is to think of it as the first major step …
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Novell Reach Accord on Linux  —  Microsoft Corp. reached a rapprochement with a major seller of the Linux operating system, a deal that makes a kind of peace between two opposing camps in the software industry.  —  The deal with Novell Inc. is designed to make it easier for customers …
Jasonmatusow / Matusow's Blog:
Novell and Microsoft Build A Bridge  —  Today Microsoft and Novell signed, and announced, a landmark collaboration agreement for building bridges between Linux and Windows.  The two companies agreed to a technical and IP collaboration agreement that builds a bridge between the worlds of Linux and Windows.
Dana Gardner / Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect:
Microsoft and Novell: Fox marries chicken, both move into henhouse  —  The stunning news that Microsoft will partner with Novell to support SuSe Linux as an alternative deployment platform to Windows — and that they announce it on the cusp of the arrival of Windows Vista! — is one of the most intriguing events in IT in some time.
Discussion: The Next Net and West Coast Grid
Media Alert: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Deliver Industry Announcement Today  —  Details of the announcement will be provided during a press conference.  —  What:  —  Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer will deliver an announcement during a press conference today in San Francisco.  —  When:
Discussion: Scobleizer
Marc Wagner / Between the Lines:
Microsoft and Novell, strategic partnerhip or unholy alliance?
Discussion: TechSpot
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
News: Revision to Windows Vista retail licensing terms  —  I'm very pleased to let you know you this morning (or afternoon, or evening, depending on where you are when you read this) that the Windows division has revised the retail license terms for Windows Vista in a significant way.
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft backtracks on Vista transfer limits  —  REDMOND, Wash.—Reversing a licensing change announced two weeks ago, Microsoft said on Thursday that it will not limit the number of times that retail customers can transfer their Windows Vista license to a different computer.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Microsoft changes Vista license terms
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Surfer Is Newest Silicon Valley Power Broker  —  Michael Arrington  —  Uses His Tech Blog  —  To Critique Start-Ups  —  MENLO PARK, California — When Ted Rheingold wanted some publicity for his Internet start-up Dogster Inc. late last year, he turned to Silicon Valley's newest power broker, Michael Arrington.
YouTube to Go Mobile  —  And Other Revelations From OgilvyOne's Digital Media Summit  —  NEW YORK ( — Soon, you'll be able to take your YouTube with you.  Within the next year YouTube hopes to "have something on a mobile device," said Chad Hurley, addressing advertising executives at today's OgivlyOne Digital Media Summit.
Discussion: MobileCrunch and AdJab
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
YouTube, Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone
Discussion: 21talks
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
YouTube Going Mobile... in 14 Months?
Discussion: The Gong Show and Revver blog
Peter J. Howe / Boston Globe:
FCC rebukes Logan, says Continental can offer WiFi  —  A two-year effort by Logan International Airport officials to shut down private alternatives to the airport's $8-a-day wireless Internet service was decisively rejected yesterday by federal regulators, who blasted airport officials …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Group of University Researchers to Make Web Science a Field of Study  —  The Web has become such a force in commerce and culture that a group of leading university researchers now deems it worthy of its own field of study.  —  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University …
Discussion: Bokardo, Tech_Space and Slashdot
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Tim Berners-Lee Announces Web Science Initiative - Studying the Social Web
Discussion: BBC
Tim Smalley /
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700  —  Intel successfully launched its eagerly-anticipated Core 2 Duo desktop processor line up in the middle of July, just a week before Chief Executive Paul Otellini started talking about the company's next move in the desktop microprocessor market.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:
Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World:
Vista, Office 2007 Coming Later This Month  —  Business users will be able to get their hands on the new software on November 30.  —  After years of waiting, U.S. business customers will finally have a chance to get their hands on Windows Vista and Office 2007 when Microsoft launches …
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Introducing Business 2.0 Beta  —  Readers of this blog may notice something different the past week or so.  For one thing, it is no longer called B2Day.  That is because we are finally pulling back the covers on Business 2.0 Beta, our new experiment with blogging at the magazine.
PS3 Web Browser First Look  —  Sony's been throwing a PS3 fest here in New York and along with Gawker's video guru, Richard Blakeley, gave us a first hand look at the PS3's web browser interface.  Typing URLs with the controller is somewhat clunky as you can see from the video itself …
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Clips: PS3 Movie Browser
Discussion: Gizmodo
Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail Offers to Open XLS in Spreadsheets  —  Caleb sent in a screenshot showing how Gmail suggests to open attached XLS (Microsoft Excel) files in Google Spreadsheets.  I'm not sure if everyone can see this feature yet.  —  I guess we can expect much more of this cross-integration to be rolled …
Discussion: Googling Google
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