Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 18:51 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linspire Kevin Carmony, CEO of Linspire, writes: "With the recent news of several Linux vendors entering into partnership agreements with Microsoft (Novell, Linspire, Xandros), there has been much debate recently about two factions of Linux forming. Saying that Linux is going to be torn in two, makes for good press and lively debates, but this is certainly nothing new for Linux."
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Nothing new.
by Lunitik on Thu 28th Jun 2007 22:01 UTC
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It's not like the companies signing deals with Microsoft really care about Linux, they're just trying to make a quick buck. They're all investing in making Linux more like Windows, and as such, they are irrelevant.

Linspire are just another company that don't understand Linux... they are another Coral Linux, trying to provide what they think users want, when really they have no clue...

These deals with Microsoft just show how desperate these companies are. Meanwhile, companies like Red Hat, that actually understand Linux, are prodding along, making a lot of money.

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