This just in...two enemies now partnering up. Microsoft and Novell are joining together to bridge the gap between the open source and proprietary software worlds. Finally, we have found two companies focused not solely on the bottom line, but on improving relations to benefit us, the consumers. Because of the gap between open source and proprietary software, consumers are forced to use only Microsoft programs, or only Novell's Linux software, in order to transfer documents without formatting adjustments. Well, Microsoft and Novell are changing all of this. The partnership will work to improve software so that Linux users and Microsoft users can transfer documents to each other. Additionally, the partnership covers intellectual property issues that may arise.