A minor ripple in the server world today as we announced:

Xandros will license a broad set of Microsoft server communications protocols 

I say minor ripple because Xandros isn’t the big man on campus … it’s #40 in the past month, #31 over the past quarter. Nonetheless, Xandros becomes a MS-preferred linux server (and desktop) provider, but without the coupons like with the Novell deal. And Xandros will join the WS-Management effort on systems management interop. So far, there’s been plenty of comparisons to the Novell deal.