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Month: October 2018

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

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2018 18:00:46 -0400
On Sunday 28 October 2018 17:26:18 Thierry de Coulon wrote:

> 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...
So do I, but now that a price has been offered, only the name of the next 
acquisition will change. That and the potential buyers ability to put 
cash where his mouth is.

> 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...
> Thierry

I can't argue with that, I've heard many an MBA declare only windows, in 
the house simply because they have a target to point their legal team at 
if high priced programming they bought takes a head first dive into the 

An MBA must have someone they can offload the blame to if their idea to 
buy a $20k a year program doesn't make them a multi-millionaire in a 

The phrase TANSTAAFL is their worst nightmare.  I rather think its one 
law that cannot be broken for free.

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