[News] [Linux] Has Novell's Lost IBM's Backing?

Virtualization: IBM Sticks Novell in the Corner

,----[ Quote ]
| So Novell - which got into Linux on IBM's nickel - has wandered off the 
| reservation and is now hugging Microsoft, IBM's heredity enemy, around the 
| knees seeking market redemption.
| [...]
| So now IBM, which brought Novell into the mix so Red Hat wouldn't
| turn into another Microsoft, has cut a deal with Red Hat "to
| encourage the dramatic growth of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM
| System z mainframes" - according to the lead sentence in the
| Wednesday press release.
| Makes one think the Armonk carrier pigeon just pooped on Novell's new hat.


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Questions on IBM's Business Model

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| My question does not appear to have been raised (caveat: I have not
| read all 1039). What is the connection between IBM's FOSS-oriented
| business strategy and its current concern over its competitive postion?
| IBM's strategy has been to promote FOSS, especially Apache and Linux,
| and then make money from selling (1) proprietary applications to
| connect to them; (2) hardware on which both the operating system
| and aps run; (3) integration services, using a very broad-based
| concept that equates IT processes with overall business processes.

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Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> | So now IBM, which brought Novell into the mix so Red Hat wouldn't
> | turn into another Microsoft, has cut a deal with Red Hat 

Think of IBM as Tom Cruise.

Think of Novell as Katie Holmes.

Novell is growing, advancing, and IBM can't keep her "down on the farm".

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5/13/2007 2:38:01 AM

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