Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:35 UTC
Microsoft A provocative editorial at The Register makes this suggestion: "Microsoft should consider acquiring Novell's SUSE Linux business and focusing it completely on mobile. Novell has a seat at the Linux Foundation's MeeGo table, and Microsoft should embrace that operating system rather than its myriad (but universally unsuccessful) mobile variants of Windows."
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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Sat 31st Jul 2010 13:54 UTC
Stephen!
Member since:
2007-11-24

It would be rather hypocritical, for a company that once referred to Linux as a cancer, to acquire SUSE.

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 31st Jul 2010 14:17 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

It would be rather hypocritical, for a company that once referred to Linux as a cancer, to acquire SUSE.


But it is still possible to get away with that kind of hypocrisy, just look at Steve Jobs and Apple. Megahertz Myth, anyone?

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RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sun 1st Aug 2010 16:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by Stephen!"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

just look at Steve Jobs and Apple. Megahertz Myth, anyone?

That's bull. Apple never abandoned the MHz Myth. On the contrary Intel adopted it. For that very reason Pentium 4 clock speeds were insanely high (3.8 GHz over 5 years ago!), but Intel had a change of mind and abandoned the dead-end P4 "NetBurst" technology and produced the current Core CPUs from an even older P3 base.
Even today's Core CPUs don't reach that clock speed. They are faster than any P4, though, because they do much more work at once which is precisely the argument Apple brought up for PowerPC CPUs vs. Pentium CPUs.

Your fundamental argument is true nonetheless.
You can get away with it. Your example was just incorrect (should've written Intel instead of Steve Jobs).

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 2nd Aug 2010 21:08 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

In order to be a true hypocrite, one must go against previously stated values. Are there any real values a company holds other than "make as much money as possible" ? If not, then the only hypocritical companies are the ones that file chapter 7 bankruptcy.

I think it requires a real naivete that I completely lack to accuse a multi-billion dollar company of hypocrisy.

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