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Old 11-10-2006, 10:40 AM   #1
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Microsoft open to more Linux deals?


Not sure if this link is ok to post, if not, can one of the moderators delete it, or move to a more appropriate place.

http://australianit.news.com.au/arti...-15321,00.html
 
Old 11-12-2006, 08:31 PM   #2
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Seems like the right place, although you never know what those crazy mods will do.

In my opinion, I don't think other linux vendors will make deals with Microsoft, especially Red Hat, unless they have absolutely no other choice. They don't want to get involved with Mr. Monopoly.

-The only reason people will pay for software is because they don't know the alternatives. Paying for support or donations is different (to open source, that is).

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The next frontier for us is to embrace a new business model. And if we embrace it well and that business model is subscription and advertising, where we will be a market leader.
In other words, if they decide to enter more in the linux market, then they can force their crazy prices and advertising in that market.

-I heard the Zune comes in a lovely brown color. Looks like a real cheap copy of the iPod. Good thing my (ancient) Nomad IIc works somewhat under Linux.
 
Old 11-12-2006, 08:59 PM   #3
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Divide and conquer. That is what MS - in my opinion - is doing. It is sad to see it having started with my own distribution.

I'm not sure if I should be sticking with it or dropping it like a hot potato.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 10:33 AM   #4
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Divide and conquer. That is what MS - in my opinion - is doing. It is sad to see it having started with my own distribution.

I'm not sure if I should be sticking with it or dropping it like a hot potato.
Same here, just wait it out. Novell may still have one or two tricks up their sleeve.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
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Yeah, I guess I'll stick with 10.1 and not worry about anything until I hear otherwise. There's no good reason that I know of to jump ship ATM.

Wait and see....
 
  


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