Ubuntu 8.04 Is Ready to Take On Windows

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu May 1 15:08:31 UTC 2008

Senectus . wrote:

> If you want to name a mega corp that's donating massive amounts into
> the GPL and the like, go look at IBM.
> Those guys looked into their crystal ball and saw that the future is
> services based... so their entire business model is all about making
> the most of that.

Actually, it surprised me they took so long.  Ever since the antitrust suit
that prevented them from forcing S/360 owners to use IBM drives (and
possibly even before) their business model has been increasingly

> OSS fits very nicely with that model and allows you to profit greatly from
> OSS.

And they contribute back a lot to OSS.

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