Microsoft hires key rival from SuSE Linux

Posted by dave on Apr 20, 2004 11:51 AM EDT
CNET; By Stephen Shankland
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Microsoft has hired one of its worst enemies, the SuSE Linux salesman whose efforts led the city of Munich to adopt Linux and open-source software instead of Microsoft's products. Karl Aigner, formerly SuSE's account representative for Munich, is overseeing sales of Microsoft's data center products to midsize companies in Germany. He began his new role April 1, Microsoft said Tuesday.

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