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Chickens Pecking Red Hat

Nov 13, 2008, 19:35 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"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 Redmond."

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