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Comment Re:Looking for Job (Score 1) 601

Intel got it's hands tied and they will continue making x86 to the rest of their lives cause they stuck in Catch 22 with lazy Microsoft. Case in point: Microsoft dumped Itanium recently. That is how they treat partners. Intel realizes that Microsoft will be their undoing if they stay beholden to them, so they are contributing to FLOSS very extensively. Microsoft got a lot more in that partnership. Just look at market caps of two companies.

Comment Re:Which will essentially cause nothing more than. (Score 1) 283

It is really just a loose loose situation.

Not true. For those whose hardware is supported, it is a win. They get their Freedom and easier to debug kernel, while they lose nothing. Everybody (well, everybody who wants and knows what he's doing) needs to give a try to Linux-libre kernel because there is no reason whatsoever to have non-libre kernel installed if your hardware works fine with libre one. I had same attitude like you until I tried 100% free distro, but it turned out to work flawlessly on most of my computers. So I wondered why I didn't try earlier. I didn't because some dude like you (who probably never tried) told me that no new hardware will work and that only nut-cases use that. But it turned out that most of new stuff is supported. You don't know until you try. So stop with negativity and use what you like.

Comment Re:Failed Sun more "successful" than Red Hat ... (Score 1) 408

Red Hat's price right now would be north of $9bn. And they are software-only company, while in fact they don't own _any_ software. So just their bussiness model, employees, and brand are worth that much. Sun sold everything for 5.6bn. I also don't like to mesure things in $, but I realize that some number of people (biger number than I would like) take $ as only metric for everything. So I like the fact that Free Software wins even by that crooked metric.

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