[oclug] RH misgivings
chris123 at magma.ca
Tue Nov 4 11:27:55 EST 2003
On Tuesday 04 November 2003 10:53, Rod Giffin wrote:
> Chris Herrnberger said:
> > On the same day that Novel, SuSE and IBM merge to challenge both the
> > server and desktop space, RedHat comes out with this sheer stroke of
> > brilliance. Im not going to summarize it as I want you all to read
> > this. And this from a company that is supported by our talent and
> > dollars. Me thinks the end is near..if they want to play hardball like
> > this..:) All I can say is 'bring it on" I clearly know and understand
> > what companies and entities I will be supporting.
> > http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39117575,00.htm
> Quote from the above link, "Consumers want USB drivers and digital camera
> support" Duh. I do that with Linux already, and it worked without me
> knowing it would.
> I don't like what the article says, but it doesn't appear to me to be all
> that far out of character for Szulik considering he sees RedHat as
> Microsoft's server room competitor. But, there's a little piece of me
> that is wondering if there's something else going on here. It's not April
> 1st, but it is snowing outside at the moment. Who knows, maybe a solar
> flare hit too close Szulik's house last week.
Corduality is pronounced in your assessment of motive. The timing here is what
is important. Novel/IBM/SuSE/Ximian get there act together
(questionably..results to be determined) with respect to a potential combined
and integrated corp quality desktop and server play and the leading
competitor's head honcho recommends Windows...:)
Sad to see the corduality of the past between OSS players no longer exists.
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