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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by Kroc on Thu 28th Jun 2007 19:12 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

If you say it, you make it happen. Microsoft wins.
IMO, no. Linux is not splitting into two fractions. It already is - the commercial side and the volunteer side. Some commercial companies have made commercial deals with Microsoft, their choice. Big deal, get over it.

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by doctor_shim on Thu 28th Jun 2007 19:28 in reply to "RE"
doctor_shim Member since:
2007-01-17

Most everyons *is* over it. But that doesn't stop news outlets from honking on about it. It sounds newsworthy, even though it's largly redundant.

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by happycamper on Fri 29th Jun 2007 15:17 in reply to "RE"
happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

" Some commercial companies have made commercial deals with Microsoft, their choice. Big deal, get over it."


get over it?
how when the commercial side of linux is being taken over by microsoft with the ip deals their making with some of the linux distros. soon companies will start calling linux Microsoft's other OS. when this happens what will happen to the voleenter side of linux. when it's seen unlawful because these lame so-called linux distros are admitting that linux does infringe Microsoft's ip by signing up with them.
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