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Canonical ♥ Microsoft (and Microsoft Pays for This Fake Love, No Need to Even Buy Canonical)



Published minutes ago in the official Ubuntu blog:

WSL and Ubuntu: 2022 year in review

Recent: Canonical Working for Microsoft

Reminder: Antitrust Action Against Microsoft is Well Overdue

Summary: Canonical is already doing Microsoft's work and is, in some sense at least, promoting Windows

Found online days ago:

"With Microsoft we can work together without competing" - says Rouffineau at Canonical



"No, Microsoft does not appear to have killed Ubuntu"

YET.

"Canonical Considering IPO in 2023: What It Means for Ubuntu Users" https://linuxiac.com/canonical-considering-ipo-in-2023-what-it-means-for-ubuntu-users/ [linuxiac.com]

"Canonical Now Hopes To IPO in 2023" https://news.slashdot.org/story/22/04/21/1333228/canonical-now-hopes-to-ipo-in-2023 [slashdot.org]

https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/21/canonical-now-hopes-to-ipo-in-2023/ [techcrunch.com]

Taking over Canonical and/or entering into a, "partnership" with them would not, IMO, end well. Look what happened with Novell and Microsoft's "Partnership", Novell is no more!

Go back further and read about Microsoft's "Partnership" with Corel during the days of Corel Linux [1]. Where is Corel Linux? Gone, a long time ago, magically changed into Xandros [2] which...

"In June 2007, a "broad collaboration agreement" between Xandros and Microsoft was announced. The agreement included "patent covenants, similar to the agreement that Microsoft reached with Novell.""

See also:

- "Microsoft Buys into Corel"[3] - "Corel Linux - Not Quite Dead Yet"[4] - "Microsoft Bails Out Of Corel"[5]

Prior to the Microsoft love fest:

- "Corel Linux to be Bundled w/20 Million motherboards"[6] - "Corel Linux to Access and Run Windows Apps"[7]

Following the Microsoft love fest:

- "Corel to Sell Off Linux Division"[8]

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corel_Linux [wikipedia.org] [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xandros [wikipedia.org] [3] https://slashdot.org/story/00/10/02/220238/microsoft-buys-into-corel [slashdot.org] [4] https://slashdot.org/story/01/02/27/152228/corel-linux---not-quite-dead-yet [slashdot.org] [5] https://slashdot.org/story/01/02/22/1928203/microsoft-bails-out-of-corel [slashdot.org] [6] https://slashdot.org/story/99/11/01/1435209/corel-linux-to-be-bundled-w20-million-motherboards [slashdot.org] [7] https://slashdot.org/story/00/01/06/1255212/corel-linux-to-access-and-run-windows-apps [slashdot.org] [8] https://slashdot.org/story/01/01/23/1927203/corel-to-sell-off-linux-division [slashdot.org]

If it can happen to Novell/Corel it can happen to Canonical, IMO.

https://pulse.microsoft.com/en/transform-en/na/fa2-canonical-a-partnership-that-delivers-the-best-and-most-secure-open-source-for-customers/ [microsoft.com]

"“With Microsoft we can work together without competing,” says Rouffineau in summary. “Which means we can continue to scale while maintaining the community that started Ubuntu, as well as the open source ethos that comes with it.”"

HAHAHHAAHAHAHHAHHAAHAHAAHAHHAA

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