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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RE[2]: 2 factions
by arielb on Fri 29th Jun 2007 16:31 UTC in reply to "RE: 2 factions"
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2006-11-15

no, there are a lot of things that require closed source solutions. Lots of people need to use 3d drivers, windows media, fonts. Many linux users are actually using lots of Microsoft apps such as IE and Office with crossover office. Why? because firefox and openoffice can't offer the compatibility that they need. ok? you can't live in the real world without office.

Why would they use linux just to run microsoft apps all the time? because they actually like the OS but don't care about the politics.

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