Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jun 2008 23:55 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Oracle and SUN In what seems like a battle of ants in a case full of lions, Practical Technology has learned that Xandros has bought Linspire. "In an announcement that was sent out today, June 30, to Linspire stockholders, CEO Larry Kettler wrote that the stockholders had decided to sell all of Linspire's assets. This deal specifically includes Linspire, Freespire, and the company's distribution agnostic CNR (Click 'N Run) desktop installation platform." Not everyone is very happy with this one, though.
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RE: What a waste of Money.
by Stephen! on Tue 1st Jul 2008 23:16 UTC in reply to "What a waste of Money. "
Stephen!
Member since:
2007-11-24

Too bad Corel gave up on Linux, they might have been open to porting some of their software such as Paintshop Pro ...

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Too bad Corel gave up on Linux, they might have been open to porting some of their software such as Paintshop Pro ...


It was not Corel's choice. As I remember it MS bought a bunch of Corels non voting stock to help them from going bankrupt (And keeping up the appearance that MS had comp in the Office suite sector) and in the deal Corel had to give up its Linux program.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

It was not Corel's choice. As I remember it MS bought a bunch of Corels non voting stock to help them from going bankrupt (And keeping up the appearance that MS had comp in the Office suite sector) and in the deal Corel had to give up its Linux program.

It is possible that the deal required that. However, all that exists now, and existed then, was a bunch of speculation of the "conspiracy theory" variety, which should not be presented as fact today. Back in 2000, I personally do not think that MS cared all that much about Linux, despite the fact that some thought they were terrified of it. Much as some people do today. Except that there may be a somewhat more solid foundation for that belief today.

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