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Re: [opensuse] openSuSE to be sold to Vmware?
On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 01:49 -0700, John Andersen wrote:
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 12:17 AM, Andrew Joakimsen <joakimsen@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:


But thankfully they couldn't even afford the UNIX copyrights when they
had money. Now they can't even afford notebooks.

Still. I'd rather have someone like IBM buy it than Vmware.
IBM has a vested interest in SUSE. They kicked in a large chunk of change
when Novell bought SUSE in the first place to assure access for some of their
smaller hardware.

I'm not sure why VMware would want to won any distro. They have spent
years being Distro agnostic, and even OS agnostic.

What about VM-Ware as the OS, and the apps just run on top of it? I
saw a link a bit ago about how VM-Ware could be the death of Windows:
http://ct.zdnet.com/clicks?t=580520835-f09aff1f3240c763b781087d83996fa3-bf&brand=ZDNET&s=5

"It could not have been easy for former Microsoft exec Paul Maritz to
pronounce the death of the operating system today."

Would the relationship of having OpenSuse be a testing community for
SLES/SLED continue?

Would it be needed?


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