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
Lunitik
Member since:
2005-08-07

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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RE: Nothing new.
by davidiwharper on Thu 28th Jun 2007 23:30 in reply to "Nothing new."
davidiwharper Member since:
2006-01-01

Meanwhile, companies like Red Hat, that actually understand Linux, are prodding along, making a lot of money.


Red Hat does well on the *server*, but have all but abandoned the consumer desktop. You may not approve of what Novell/Xandros/Linspire have done [I certainly have my doubts], but at least understand that they are dealing with a different market.

FYI, Corel Linux was so successful that Microsoft bought a stake in Corel, allegedly to shut its Linux business division down.

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RE[2]: Nothing new.
by wakeupneo on Fri 29th Jun 2007 06:14 in reply to "RE: Nothing new."
wakeupneo Member since:
2005-07-06

"FYI, Corel Linux was so successful that Microsoft bought a stake in Corel, allegedly to shut its Linux business division down."

...which Corel abruptly sold and was renamed Xandros.

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