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Re: [trinity-users] IBM buys Linux giant Red Hat

From: Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2018 22:26:18 +0100
On Sunday 28 October 2018 21.57:42 andre_debian@... wrote:
> Is it a good new ?
> Can this new make reviving Linux in the public market,
> or only in the professional cloud market ?
> André

I don't know. It's better that IBM buys than others, I guess. When Novell 
bought SuSE the results were not so bad.

However I never liked Red Hat that much, so the question for me is rather what 
effect it will have on Gnome and systemd dominance.

Luckily (I hope) no one can buy Debian...

As to Linux in the public market, it could be good for Linux in 
administrations, they would like the IBM backing. For the "average user" the 
reasons to prefer Windows are different: closed source (and only one system) 
makes drivers more available, games, and MS Office...