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ronss 11-17-2003 03:41 AM

novell bought suse, now novell may be bought out
 
read this in the inquirer, ibm may buy novell within a month

http://www.theinquirer.net/

gkoutsog 11-17-2003 05:01 AM

I dont think that this would be very good...

It is often proved that acquisitions and merges take time (from months to years) to reach a good productivity level than that before the merge...

What I'd really like to see is financial support for more distos like Mandrake and Slackware.

ronss 11-17-2003 08:17 AM

the artilce stated that ibm is truly thinking that linux will be the future in the server market.

gkoutsog 11-17-2003 08:51 AM

I am willing to make a bet that Linux will have a strong share on the server market.
But there are other fields in which Linux needs support (financial, skills etc).
Like the desktop and the embeded devices or what ever the future holds.
My opinion is that we need at least 3 powerfull distros and many smaller ones.
We want IBM as a strong supporter. Not to buy out all the distributers and centralise everything.
Anyway, IBM likes Linux a lot.
It helps to steal market share from Sun and give a hit now and then in MS.

PS: Didn't read the article. When they want to move like that , I'm certain that it would be frontpage news everywhere. They love attention. Its good for the stock price.


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