Microsofts Next Linux Partner Is ...?
Opinion: With Linspire on board, could Ubuntu be far behind?MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.Believe it or not, on my way to the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit at the Googolplex here this week, I realized that I knew at least one more Linux distributor would form a partnership with Microsoft, and that the most likely one was Linspire. Why? Did you read my piece on Linux company reactions to Microsofts Xandros deal?
I started thinking about how nice Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony was in his comments about Xandros. Carmony said, "I can understand why they approached Microsoft to work with them and entered into the agreement." And, "As long as no one is pointing a gun at anyones head to buy or not buy something, I have no problem with it. Its just another choice people should be free to make."