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for me its a big difference now. It will never be the same. :(
Please remember, IBM has been supporting Open Source for about 20 years now... and even
ran a number of commercials supportive of Linux. What year was it they invested $1
billion? If you haven't seen any of those commercials, just go to YouTube and search
for "IBM Linux commercials" and I'm sure it'll come right up. I wonder
how much it cost to get all of those area experts to appear in the commercials?!?
Muhammad Ali for example. Many of the older experts in those commercials are gone now.
Also, imagine if you will... if rather than Red Hat... IBM had bought Canonical. How
would you feel if you learned that all of IBM's customers (including cloud
deployments) would be installing nothing but Ubuntu from now on?
We'll have to see how it pans out but thus far, I'm fairly optimistic.
IBM had several different tag lines in their commercials like:
The Future is Open
Linux is Everywhere
I think the Future IS Open.
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