Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. have announced that Dell Inc. is the first major systems provider to join the business collaboration that was formed by Microsoft and Novell in response to customer demand for greater interoperability and intellectual property (IP) assurance. As part of the agreement, Dell will purchase SUSE Linux Enterprise Server certificates from Microsoft and establish a services and marketing program to migrate existing Linux users who are not Dell Linux customers to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

As we get more information, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.  In the meantime, here are a couple links:

Novell Press Release

Microsoft Press Release

The central site for info about the Novell and Microsoft Agreement is: