"It's understandable why Microsoft wants to mash Red Hat; Red
Hat is the lone Linux target with actual money and customers.
Microsoft can't effectively attack the hundreds of community
distributions. It can't even target the prime ones like Debian,
Slackware, and Gentoo, which are parents to hundreds of other
distributions. There is nothing to attack, except with silly
trash-talk, empty patent threats, and a lot of deceptive "MS hearts
OSS" posturing that fools no one. So Red Hat represents a concrete
target. Never mind that killing off Red Hat will not kill off
Linux; when a bully wants to mash someone the mashing is all that
matters. We expect irrational, destructive behavior from
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