Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 22:51 UTC
Linux While Microsoft may cast the Nov. 2 patent cooperation agreement it pushed on new partner Novell Inc. as a way to protect corporate users of the SUSE Linux operating system from potential lawsuits, CIOs today said they weren't worried in the first place.
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Good luck
by marafaka on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 14:03 UTC
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Everybody but one company and a half understand, that operating systems are converging, becoming commodity and need to be seen as a precious social platform for the next generation. Free software is putting an end to unhealthy business practices in IT and the customers will only benefit.

Microsoft will try to prolong this battle, but their next big operating system will probably be some kind of BSD with custom GUI and DotNET platform, and they'll try to capitalize on that. Sound familiar, but do they have a chance?

It't tough for a big, fat, odd shark in a sea of small companions, when it starts bleeding.

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