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: Nothing new.
by davidiwharper on Thu 28th Jun 2007 23:30 UTC in reply to "Nothing new."
davidiwharper
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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."
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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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