January 20th, 2002, 12:29 AM
AOL + RedHat = ?
According to CNET News.Com AOL/AOL Time Warner are getting ready to acquire Red Hat, the biggest distributor of Linux in the world.
WASHINGTON--Media and Internet titan AOL Time Warner is in negotiations to acquire Linux distributor Red Hat, the Washington Post reported Saturday, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter.
Now why would AOL want to fight back against Micro$oft ?
The attempted acquisition is the latest indication that AOL is seeking alternative software to that made by rival Microsoft, the maker of Windows which runs 90 percent of the world's personal computers, the Washington Post said.
The full story can be found here
January 20th, 2002, 12:39 AM
That is one of the most insulting pieces of news I have heard in my whole computer half-life (4 years+)... that again would be another really insulting this for Linux... to buy RedHat? I would never buy another recent distro of RedHat again!
Welcome to Hell , where we have served more than all of the fast food chains put together! And the number grows everyday! Stay tuned!
January 20th, 2002, 12:55 AM
I don't know who I'd want to win that fight. your damned if you do and your damned if you don't
January 20th, 2002, 01:53 AM
Yea,... It sucks. I can just imagine all of their ads on tv.
'All new RedHat Version 7.0'
And it will probably live up to AOL's fine past
Porn-Mail every 5 minutes... The'll probably just make it a X-Windows distro
January 20th, 2002, 02:23 AM
This shall be the operating system of choice for hackers....
/no please don't through that
/i was only joshen'
/just get a hold of yourself man
Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”
January 20th, 2002, 10:32 AM
I changed my mind
aol+linux=sinning against nature
January 20th, 2002, 05:05 PM
AOL to buy RH? Well, there went that distro...and if RH has any smarts about them, they'll know that AOL isn't anything near 'the best', no matter what they put on tv as 'testimonials'. I mean, they FINALLY got broadband, and it's been out, how long? Not to mention the porn ads, etc etc. Mirabilis anyone? ICQ went to shite after being bought by AOL. The *only* thing going for AOL is the backbones they have.
We the willing, led by the unknowing, have been doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long that we are now qualified to do just about anything with almost nothing.
January 20th, 2002, 05:47 PM
Yeah I would have to say that I've seen things similiar in this nature but not seeing an actual atricle about a rumor that AOL is going to buy Red Hat linux. I've heard many storys about how AOL will take over. I've heard storys that AOL actually creating there own operating system, and products which are basically clones. But since AOL is as just and may be more powerfull then microsoft in might just be the company that puts an end to Microsoft.
January 20th, 2002, 06:50 PM
I have to agree with psychosquee on this one. Red Hat is a wonderful distribution, but if somebody like AOL buys it, I won't go near it. They would ruin it. This kinda runs along the same lines as the MS Linux thread. It would be an insult to Red Hat.
It's kinda like when NVidia bought 3DFX. They cancelled the Voodoo line! I remember hearing that, and I was so pissed! I loved the Voodoo cards. They were so much better than the Ge-Force (dual-processor.....*drool*). I've even got a Voodoo 5 AGP in this one. I still don't know who I'm going to buy my next card from, but it's not going to be Ge-Force.