[Novalug] Cripes: MS Sells Novell to Walmart
mstone at mathom.us
Wed Jan 24 09:29:46 EST 2007
On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 10:49:14PM -0500, gregory pryzby wrote:
>I read the comments and all I will say, is I read lots of 'tin foil'
I don't think you're so naive as to fail to understand how novell
brought that on itself.
>Walmart has decided that they like SUSE Linux Enterprise and are
>looking at it for a number of solutions. Microsoft fulfilled the
>purchase (liek a CDW).
To say that Microsoft is like CDW is frankly disingenuous. If you
want to say that novell decided to ride Microsoft's coattails because
it was thought that leveraging MS's power in IT negotiations would be
profitable, fine--but don't pretend that CDW could ever play a similar
role because they aren't a monopoly. (Nor have they made public
statements questioning the legality of their competitors' products and
attacking the structure on which that product is based.)
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