JeremyGNJ writes: I might be jumping the gun here, but it seems like there's some news that will have thousands of IT managers considering Xandros as a business distribution, nearly over-night. Apparently they have licensed Microsoft Exchange protocols from Microsoft as part of their newly formed partnership with Microsoft.
When I first spotted this, I assumed that they licensed the Outlook-Exchange protocol for the purpose of making a "native" exchange client....which would have been huge news. This is so much bigger. Microsoft allowing another company to use their Exchange protocol on the server-side is not something I ever expected to see happen. Most people know how critical MS Exchange is in many large corporations. This creates the prospect of an alternative...even a migration path, away from Exchange.