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Month: November 2018

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

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 15:17:54 -0500
On Tuesday 06 November 2018 12:55:34 andre_debian@... wrote:

> > On Friday 02 November 2018 03:55:53 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > > > > Is it a good new ?
> > > > > Can this new make reviving Linux in the public market,
> > > > > or only in the professional cloud market ?
> > > >
> > > > Best question of the year :
> The discussion about Linux to reach ~10% market shares and more,
> for home computers in the world some month ago,
> was that companies as RedHat and IBM, proposes an "easy" Linux.
> Recently, this wish is on the success road, IBM bought RedHat.
> Now, hope that IBM will materialize a good Linux system,
> able to be used by every one and not only a cloud Linux...
> Good evening,
> André

One could also look at it as IBM taking clues from M$, buy up the 
competition, then close it down.  However IBM has been very supportive 
of linux in the past in terms of throwing code over the fence, so I 
don't see it happening. I think we'll see a different linux, with a 
customer face that looks more and more like windows, so the conversion 
of the customers machinery will work evermore like windows, just to ease 
the pain of the customers learning curve. Its not a problem for me since 
I've only had one xp machine in my whole life, and when I found the 
windows driver for the wifi in that lappy was just as broken as the 
linux driver, the xp got blown away in favor of Mandrake.  And I've 
never  looked back, having oozed into a multitasking/multiuser os called 
os9 at in about 1984, then to a family of amiga's and on to RedHat 5.0 
in 1998.  So one could say I've never gotten used to windows and its 
miriad of bad habits.

So while I haven't had a Red Hat based install since I bailed out at 
about fedora 2, too many rats died from their "experiments".  Now I've 
been running debian wheezy on all my machine drivers. OLd, out of 
support but it just keeps on running.

Overall, I think its going to be good.

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Cheers, Gene Heskett
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