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Submission + - Microsoft strikes deal with Xandros (

Darkaxe writes: Microsoft strikes deal with Linux software distributor Xandros FTA: SEATTLE — Microsoft said Monday it will share technology with Linux distributor Xandros Inc., the latest in a string of deals meant to help the patent-protected Windows operating system work more smoothly with open-source programs. Under the terms of the agreement, New York-based Xandros, which makes and distributes open-source desktop and server software, will license server code from Microsoft and develop software tools that work with Microsoft's systems.

We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.