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CoolTechZone: Why Microsoft Should Acquire Linux

Feb 26, 2007, 22:45 (21 Talkback[s])
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"Alright, I'm going to say this. I think Microsoft should acquire Linux. Now, I understand that Linux is not as independent of an OS as Windows; it's a movement towards the open environment for applications; therefore, the standard M&A process won’t work. However, it wouldn't hurt to acquire the makers of Mandriva, SuSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu and a host of other popular distributions from their corporate or volunteer makers. Trust me; it's only for the better.

"A lot of Linux enthusiasts claim that Microsoft sabotages Linux and the open source software movement for pure revenue, but let's think about it. If Microsoft acquires the aforementioned distributions and in essence, controls much of the Linux market, Microsoft wouldn't need to sabotage such a rapidly growing market. After all, if Microsoft controls the direction, it wouldn't be threatened anymore..."

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