Trends - how to save Fedora ?

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at
Sun Nov 13 19:30:21 UTC 2011

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On 11/13/2011 11:16 AM, JB wrote:
> ????? <supergiantpotato <at>> writes:
>> ... 
>> The IT market is massively overweight, 
>> overvalued and engages in enormously wasteful development practices 
>> right now. Open source development for the most common of software 
>> system elements + a revenue stream based on hardware sales and computing 
>> services provision (a very broad category worth huge money on its own) = 
>> a better model for the customer. IBM knows this. Intel isn't too happy 
>> about this. RedHat has placed itself at the most critical part of the 
>> process as the servicer. Microsoft is done creating success and is 
>> scrambling to now not create failure -- which is a really bad operating 
>> mode for a business (IBM was there once itself). That's just good 
>> business on RedHat's part and indicates a mature market understanding on 
>> the part of IBM.
> IBM created RH 

.....and, with that, you get dropped into the tinfoil-hat wearing
filter. <plonk>

> to cover low-end market (RH providing services), eliminating
> pressures from that side by making life miserable for more formidable than RH
> companies and IBM competitors, itself concentrating on lucrative
> mid-to-high-end (mostly mainframe once again, please) side.
> So, back to the future for IBM ... :-)

I guess that's why Gartner and IDC both indicate that Windows and Linux
are the only two mainstream players going forward. Proprietary Unix is
on the wane. The only two OSs with significant growth are Windows and Linux.

See e.g.

Sorry, but whining and making absurd claims like you've made make it
really hard to take you seriously.

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