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10.23.09

Novell’s de Icaza on VMware’s Potential GNU/Linux Distribution

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat, Virtualisation, VMware, Windows at 11:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

‘Microsoft Linux’ rumours?

“We are going to cut off their air supply. Everything they’re selling, we’re going to give away for free.”

Paul Maritz, former Microsoft Vice President (now VMWare CEO)

Summary: New rumours circulate about Microsoft-dominated VMware’s plans for GNU/Linux

VMware is already filled with former Microsoft employees in its management [1, 2, 3] and earlier this month we showed that VMware was geographically moving closer to Redmond. Novell’s de Icaza has this to say now:

This is a pure rumour, sourced from random tweets. But it comes from Miguel de Icaza, founder of Gnome and Mono, so it has a certain investment of radiance.

His first tweet:

“VMware is creating a new Linux distro, according to the recruiting spam they are sending on Linked In.”

This ought to lead to speculations.

A couple of months ago, Matt Asay published a post which asserted that “VMware puts squeeze on Red Hat with SpringSource buy” and there are other important issues to take into account [1, 2].

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