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Second Quote of the Day: Locutus on Linux Being Subverted

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Linux is in great danger at the moment. That danger started when Microsoft cut their deal with Novell.

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It now appears that Microsoft have started their (in)famous embrace and conqueror strategy on the Linux front.

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By claiming their support for Linux they are effectively and efficiently starting their ownership campaign of the Linux platform. Unless they are stopped then Linux will go the way of Netscape. With large companies like BMW buying into the Winolux combination of WIndows, NOvell and LinUX they are helping to seal the doom of Linux as a free and open computing foundation. They are opening the door to the commercialisation of Linux where it would just become another Windows package with its own EULA and yearly licensing and support fees.


Microsoft wants to create different classes of Linux: ones that work, e.g. with Moonlight, and ones that barely do. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft wants to control and 'tax' those that work better. It separates Linux into tiers and wants to have different rates assigned to each. Why? How? Tax.

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