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IRC: #boycottnovell @ FreeNode: July 1st, 2008

Posted in IRC Logs at 4:48 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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schestowitz 1 down, 3 to go. Linspire seems to have been enveloped by Xandros and I’ve found sufficient confirmation of the facts. Jul 01 10:39
PetoKraus what are the remaining three? Jul 01 10:46
schestowitz Turbolinux (almost negligible, except for Asia), Xandros (not much news from them) and Novell, which is by far the baddest [sic] problem because it’s orders of magnitude bigger. Novell too is deflating though. Jul 01 10:50
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schestowitz “More than that is GPLv3, which only grandfathered in the deal with Novell. As time goes on and GPLv3 figures more largely in the typical Linux distro, the other corps who signed on with MS will be stuck in a hard place.” From http://linux.slashdo… Jul 01 11:27
schestowitz Also of interest (from Slashdot): “Never liked them much. Xandros is on the way out too. Only thing it has at the moment is that it’s shipped on the Eee PC by default (apart from XP). But Given that people then stick their own flavour of Linux on an Eee (Like Ubuntu). Once the UMPC version of Ubuntu is release,d it might take over Xandros’s place on the Eee PC’s” Jul 01 11:29
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RogerBacon heeeyyy Jul 01 21:53
RogerBacon schestowitz Jul 01 21:53
RogerBacon you’re around ? Jul 01 21:54
schestowitz Yes, but was about to leave. Jul 01 21:54
schestowitz I got my new PC today, so I need to spend time on that nuisance. :-S Jul 01 21:54
RogerBacon then leave Jul 01 21:54
RogerBacon good bye Jul 01 21:55
RogerBacon ;) Jul 01 21:55
schestowitz No, no… I was going to bed within a few moments anyway. Jul 01 21:55
RogerBacon m..k Jul 01 21:59
schestowitz I swear it’s not deliberate. I’m preparing the final batch of links as we speak here. Jul 01 21:59
PetoKraus :D Jul 01 22:00
PetoKraus alright, gn guys, after today’s Status Quo concert i am partially deaf Jul 01 22:01
schestowitz Hey, PetoKraus. I have some good news coming in a moment. Jul 01 22:01
PetoKraus good news can wait till tommorow Jul 01 22:01
PetoKraus it’s only the bad ones which you need to know fast ;) Jul 01 22:01
schestowitz No bad news today. Just lots of good news. Jul 01 22:02
schestowitz RogerBacon,, good news about MSFT. 52-year low., I believe… Jul 01 22:02
schestowitz *52-week. Jul 01 22:02
RogerBacon i concider this like a bad news … Jul 01 22:03
RogerBacon ;) Jul 01 22:03
schestowitz …and a 52-year low for Gates (isn’t he 52?). Open source investment at all-time  high (announced today?) Jul 01 22:03
schestowitz RogerBacon, don’t you want FOSS to replace Microsoft’s wares? Jul 01 22:04
RogerBacon sure, i dont know anything else than microsoft product :D Jul 01 22:04
RogerBacon just kidding Jul 01 22:04
schestowitz Here is the thing. The girt of it anyway: many schools appear to be seriously looking at or already purchasing Linux facilities. XP expires and investors must be unhappy; Gates’ departure and the failed Yahoo! bid is another issue./ Jul 01 22:05
schestowitz RogerBacon, most people don’t. I’m no *NIX guru, but it’s a matter of intuition. Jul 01 22:05
RogerBacon and people just hate vista Jul 01 22:06
RogerBacon that’s nothing good for them Jul 01 22:06
schestowitz Microsoft need to reinvent Windows or replace it. That’s why Novell is something to worry about. Jul 01 22:07
RogerBacon okay, need to leave, bye Jul 01 22:09
RogerBacon unfortunetly that’s true … microsoft it’s in a bad postition right now Jul 01 22:09
schestowitz I’ll see you later, RogerBacon Jul 01 22:09
schestowitz I can’t say I feel bad for them. Jul 01 22:09
*schestowitz be back in about 7 hours. Jul 01 22:12
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