Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jul 2007 15:16 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Linux "Con Kolivas is a prominent developer on the Linux kernel and strong proponent of Linux on the desktop. But recently, he left it all behind. Why? In this interview with APCMag.com, Con gives insightful answers exploring the nature of the hardware and software market, the problems the Linux kernel must overcome for the desktop, and why despite all this he's now left it all behind."
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RE[7]: Brilliant
by theGrump on Wed 25th Jul 2007 02:51 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Brilliant"
theGrump
Member since:
2005-11-11

>> (heck, IBM could buy out Microsoft)

that would be some feat, considering MSFT's market cap is nearly twice that of IBM

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RE[8]: Brilliant
by Almafeta on Wed 25th Jul 2007 03:42 in reply to "RE[7]: Brilliant"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

I think you've got those flipped. IBM's net worth and income are between 3 and 5 times that of Microsoft.

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RE[9]: Brilliant
by theGrump on Wed 25th Jul 2007 16:12 in reply to "RE[8]: Brilliant"
theGrump Member since:
2005-11-11

"I think you've got those flipped. IBM's net worth and income are between 3 and 5 times that of Microsoft."

no, my stats are correct, because they are indeed stats, not speculation

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=IBM
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=MSFT

ibm and msft show roughly the same net profit
msft has twice the cash in the bank
msft has almost twice the market cap
msft has higher revenue growth, higher margins, pretty much eclipses ibm in every significant category

ibm won't be buying out msft any time soon

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