Ubunty deny Microsoft

The founder of the Ubuntu Project, Mark Shuttleworth, has made it clear that Ubuntu isn’t interested in forming a deal with Microsoft along the lines of those recently reached by Linspire, Xandros and Novell.

“We have declined to discuss any agreement with Microsoft under the threat of unspecified patent infringements,” Shuttleworth said in a blog post.

His remarks follow speculation in the press that, following Linspire’s agreement with Microsoft last week, Linspire partner Ubuntu might follow suit.

As part of the agreement between Linspire and Microsoft, the companies have agreed to cooperate in several areas. Linspire will work with Novell and Microsoft to develop open-source ??translators?? that allow OpenOffice and Microsoft Office users to share documents more easily. The company has also licensed Microsoft’s RT audio codec to make its Pidgin IM client interoperable with Windows Live Messenger and other Microsoft products.

As part of the deal, Linspire also pledged to add support for Windows Media 10 in future releases of its Linux OS distribution. The company also agreed to make Windows Live Search the default search engine in Linspire 5.0.

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1 Response to Ubunty deny Microsoft

  1. BellaKitty says:

    Great post. This is why MS will never die. Sadly for linux heads like me lol. Nah I use windows daily. Just kidding.

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