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Re: day5done reports: "IBM no longer matters"

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: day5done reports: "IBM no longer matters"
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 14:27:00 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> By: walterbyrd
> Re: "IBM no longer matters because Linux no longer matters"
> That's rich. As if ibm were nothing but a linux company.
> IBM does not even have it's own linux distro. Linux is one of at least a 
> dozen OSes that IBM will support. IBM also makes hardware, software, and 
> provides many other services. IBM is not Redhat.
> --------
> True.

Well, strictly speaking RedHat supports dozens of operating systems,
too.  Let's not forget they own Cygnus (which is responsible for much
of the compiler infrastructure around GCC as well as Cygwin, embedded
stuff and quite a few other items).

But of course they are still differently positioned.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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