I found this via Channel9.
It seems Gnome and Mozilla have decided to band together in order to defend against Longhorn and the slew of products to be released around it's timeframe. This is probably a good idea for them not just as a defense against MS but as an overall strategy. One of the major roadblocks to Linux on the desktop is that there are too many choices. Yes the capitalist himself says this. It's hard to create a unified look and enviornment when you have so many choices and different versions out. By banding together and leveraging each other's strong points it will definately help push a unified solution that would meet the needs of desires of home users. Things need to just work together. That's what people have come to expect from computers. One of the advantages that Microsoft has over Linux right now is that although there are a lot of horror stories most of their software works seamlessly between applications. If Linux can achieve that kind of enviornmental stability it will be a major force to be reckoned with. At least that's my two cents on it. You have to feel good if you're Microsoft right now though. You couldn't ask for better publicity about an upcoming product than to have your competitors band together to fight it.