Here are some comments from readers, edited for readability. Comments are posted
"The Linux community is paranoid."
"It's more anti-IBM. Linux is a marginal factor."
"Of course not. Sun gets money it needs and responds to customer demands to stop
dissing Microsoft and get more interoperable with them, and Microsoft gets
relief from litigation. The idea that this is anti-Linux is ludicrous."
"While Microsoft is certainly anti-linux, I don't see how Sun can afford to be.
After all, they've staked quite a bit on their Java Desktop, a direct competitor
to Microsoft. Still, Sun is liable to be only as pro-Linux as it has to be."
"Yep, Sun, with this alliance, a management change, a reorganization, and
executives leaving to 'pursue other interests' just officially sold out. We will
have five to seven years of Sun being used to further Microsoft's perceived
interests in legal matters, used as leverage against hardware vendors to force
Microsoft digital rights management, and to kill competitive software
development through confusion and a larger combined patent portfolio. All the
while anything of value will be eaten from the inside out until the shell
finally collapses under it's own weight. The game will be played for a while
yet, but SUNW is nothing to stake your retirement on."
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