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Red Hat: Microsoft's Next Shakedown Target?

Apparently the big Linux distributor talked to Microsoft about a patent deal before Novell did -- and might still be in negotiations. Bagging Red Hat would be huge for Microsoft's Linux protection racket, which has seen some high-profile refusals of its overtures of late -- including one (we all thought) from Red Hat itself.

Posted by Lee Pender on 06/29/2007 at 1:20 PM


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