Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Nov 2006 12:49 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux "Would you have believed at the end of last summer that Microsoft and Novell would partner over Linux, or that Oracle would create its own brand of Linux? Yeah, I wouldn't have believed it either, but here we are. So, what does it all mean? Rather than make a snap judgement I decided to sit, wait and watch before trying to make sense of it all. Now, I'm ready to give you my two-cents on who are the winners and losers in this post-deal Linux world."
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by Dreadstar on Fri 17th Nov 2006 08:11 UTC
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"Would you have believed at the end of last summer that Microsoft and Novell would partner"

Does this really surprise anyone but the blind Open Source weenies? Do you really think it is just coincidence that the top Linux people try to make it look like Windows? Don't you get it? When Linux, GEM, GEOS, and all the other alternatives look and act exactly like Windows but WITHOUT being able to actually run Windows programs, there remains ZERO justification for their existence, they are effectively conscripted as just training tools in the use of Windows. Do you really think it's just coincidence that Linux persists in being twice as huge but half as useful as Windows? Do you really think Microsoft wouldn't have special dedicated employees to infiltrate Linux and keep it down just like they send dedicated employees to infiltrate hacker conventions? Open source lets Microsoft shills introduce "enhancements" that are calculated to keep Linux from catching up. Pull your heads out.

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