Novell and Microsoft will work together to develop technologies to allow users to run both Windows and Suse Linux, a version of the operating system sold by Novell, the (Wall Street) Journal said, citing people familiar with the companies.
Nothing on the Novell site yet, but it’s only 1:00 PM on the West Coast. Now I see Ballmer’s “Industry Announcement” will be at 2PM Pacific Time (4:00 here in the Heartland). The webcast is here, and the audio replay (1 hour later) is here (passcode: 1626850). Question: Would they bring Ballmer in to make just the above announcement? Or is there something bigger (badder?) afoot?
Off-the-top reaction: All I really care about is being able to write to an NTFS (and/or whatever filesystem Vista uses) volume; if Windows could somehow access a SUSE (ext3) partition on the same machine, that would be amazing (no more double-ripping CDs!!). Beyond that, I guess we’ll see.