Divide and Conquer

I hate it when I’m right. Last year, when Novell sold out and signed a deal with the devil, I predicted that Microsoft would next go after Red Hat.

Here was my exact quote.

Microsoft is like any predator. They will separate the herd and then then go after the lone gazelle. Divide and conquer. Till yesterday the Linux vendors were united. The obvious intent is now to separate Red Hat from the herd and go after them.

And 9 months later, here it is.

People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation to compensate us, Ballmer said last week at a company event in London discussing online services in the UK.

More of the same FUD. No disclosure of what patents Red Hat is supposedly violating, but hey, you must pay us because we say so. Didn’t we just go through this crap with SCO?

I truly HATE this company and all that it stands for. They have no redeeming feature whatsoever.

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