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Linux and Main: Analysis: The Battle Lines are Drawn

Jun 10, 2002, 13:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)

"It could well become bloody, to the extent that the participants continue to receive transfusions from big donors. The Linux distribution war, limited previously to small skirmishes here and there, has been declared.

"And it has little or nothing to do with Linux, which is just the battlefield for bigger players...

"The casual observer could be forgiven for supposing that the battle is over distributional supremacy, though the casual observer would be wrong. The distributions are, in this conflict, merely cannon fodder. The war is over dominance in databases for the Linux platform..."

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