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#1 2015-10-09 14:49:29

pa$$word
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Unfounded Linux rumours

It's hard not to lose faith in humanity's ability to reason when you see stuff like this: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/ubuntu-conspiracy

In short, a blog has published a rumour with no evidence and no basis in fact and a categorical denial from one side and a we-don't-comment-on-pointless-speculation on the other.

The problem with this is that on the basis of ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, someone somewhere has managed to create a mental connection between Ubuntu and Microsoft. I bet right now, there are people discussing this like there is the remotest truth to it. Guys... The original blog posting is fluff. It's not based on anything at all.

So I'm going to start some pointless wholly unfounded rumours of my own:
- Microsoft to officialise its relationship with SUSE
- Microsoft to buy Red Hat
- Microsoft to buy Puppy Linux
- Microsoft to buy Bunsen Labs
- Apple to buy Microsoft
- Samsung to buy Apple
- Microsoft to buy Samsung
- Microsoft to buy Dedoimedo
- Microsoft to buy Microsoft
- Nokia to buy Microsoft

Of course, I cannot reveal my sauces.

Canonical is lots of things but it isn't a Microsoft. Spreading stupid unfounded rumours like this can do damage to their reputation. And the only Linux with anything like a relationship to Microsoft remains openSUSE via Attachmate/Micro Focus.

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#2 2015-10-09 14:54:59

g33zr
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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

Pshaw!


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#3 2015-10-09 15:00:16

Nili
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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

I'm going to learn LFS then smile


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#4 2015-10-09 15:15:27

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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

Never underestimate an unfounded conspiracy theory wink


Keep BunsenLabs #!yish please.

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#5 2015-10-09 15:41:07

schwim
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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

Perhaps it's because Microsoft wanted to learn the secret from the one company that could produce a less-desirable mobile phone.


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#6 2015-10-09 16:23:21

tknomanzr
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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

I was fairly skeptical about Ubuntu being the number one web-server OS. I guess it depends who you read which one is most popular. However, here is the statistics that I found:
http://w3techs.com/technologies/details … ux/all/all

Microsoft can try to get their foot into the open source scene all they want. I truthfully, have seen no evidence at all that suggests they even half understand Linux. If they were to buy Ubuntu, it would be for one reason and that would be to dissolve the company. Unfotrunately, it wouldn't help them because if the stats I viewed are correct, they still have to face Debian and Debian can't be bought due to its nature and structure.

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#7 2015-10-09 17:54:27

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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

tknomanzr wrote:

I was fairly skeptical about Ubuntu being the number one web-server OS. I guess it depends who you read which one is most popular. However, here is the statistics that I found:
http://w3techs.com/technologies/details … ux/all/all

-snip-

One thing I've been told by an experienced *nix admin was if you are going to be using an Ubuntu Server, you'd be better off using Debian instead.

and he's right!


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#8 2015-10-09 20:56:31

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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

...one nice thing i gleaned from this thread:
ubuntu bug report #1:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1

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#9 2015-10-10 01:48:27

Anaconda
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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

schwim wrote:

Perhaps it's because Microsoft wanted to learn the secret from the one company that could produce a less-desirable mobile phone.

You know, people often type "lol" even when they didn't Laugh Out Loud. Well I did when I read the above.

Thanks schwim. I enjoyed that. smile

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#10 2015-10-10 01:50:13

vasa1
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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

ohnonot wrote:

...one nice thing i gleaned from this thread:
ubuntu bug report #1:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1

and https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1/comments/1834 deep down


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#11 2015-10-10 02:34:27

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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

pa$$word wrote:

- Microsoft to buy Bunsen Labs

Of course, I cannot reveal my sauces.

Let me correct that:  BunsenLabs - one word - like CrunchBang is one word.  big_smile

Let me guess, chili-hot home-made spaghetti sauce?


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#12 2015-10-10 05:01:02

tknomanzr
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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

Of course, Microsoft does not need to buy anything to defeat Ubuntu. They need merely convince hardware manufacturers to push a bunch of uefi bios chips out that you cannot disable secure boot on. Once enough machines are out there, then pull Ubuntu's trust certificate for secure boot. Problem solved.

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#13 2015-10-10 15:07:37

pa$$word
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Re: Unfounded Linux rumours

^^I cannot reveal mice horses.

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