[ubuntu-uk] Microsoft """"supporting"""" Linux

Albert Vilella avilella at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 14:39:27 GMT 2006

Samba to Novell:


Can anyone explain/point to an explanation on why is people so worried
about the Microsoft/Novell deal?

The way I see it, what Microsoft and Novell decide to do between
themselves shouldn't be affecting the community. I am a bit confused
about all this...

On 11/3/06, Sean Miller <sean at seanmiller.net> wrote:
> Albert Vilella wrote:
> > Oracle also gave up on trying to ignore Red Hat, and is pushing into
> > giving Linux technical support.
> >
> I think it is more that Oracle is trying to destroy Red Hat rather than
> do anything to help them... in "providing support" for Red Hat to Oracle
> customers, Larry and his cronies are effectively removing a major source
> (if not pretty much the *only* source) of income for the Red Hat
> Corporation. I fully expect Oracle to take over Red Hat sometime soon
> and in doing so create an OS/RDBMS/Java "all in" package, once Red Hat's
> share price has dropped sufficiently...
> Sean
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