Originally Posted by crakej
I migrated to Windows purely because this is where the market went - running OS/2 - (or Linux for that matter) just wasn't an option any more. Windows is better than it was, but still pretty terrible. I just wonder if IBM will make something from RH that could compete with Windows not only for cloud, but maybe even desktop computing.
It could be very interesting time - imagine if they come out with something based on RH with their own desktop, APIs and tools, to compete with MS Windows Desktop? About time MS had some competition - in whatever area that might be.
Microsoft has been pushing more and more into Linux the past couple of years, its quite possible Microsoft will buy Ubuntu and support it an an enterprise linux server OS. IBM and MS would be competing there. Microsoft knows they need some Linux support both to gain, and hold server marketshare.