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  • blowin_mud blowin_mud Mar 8, 2004 8:41 PM Flag

    tell me why I shouldn't short this pig

    that is good news but i am waiting for an even bigger hammer to drop on rhat. isnt it just about time a newcomer enters the linux market and gives this two horse race another competitor? i am still sticking to my prediction that by june their will be a third linux player to take some market share from these two companies. just my opinion.

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    • that newcomer entering the Linux market has been addressed in the conference calls of both Novell and Red Hat. Hardware vendors specifically want two vendors and no more. They don't want another Unix on their hands with 50 variants. Also any hardware vendor who acquires linux is excluded from other hardware players. Novell and Red Hat have all the traction with the OEMs now so a little guy can't just break into the pack. And if a revenue based company acquires a distro it will not be accepted. So there you have it. If you are betting on microsoft acquiring mandrake and knocking RHAT out of the park, forget it.

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      • certainly my dream can not be dead already? maybe a linux newcomer should try to team up with nokia or another wireless phone company. maybe a linux newcomer will try to get its foot in the door with a smaller oem such as gateway but please dont tell me rhat is here to stay. i really, really dont like this company. not sure exactly why because even though i lost money here, i have lost money on other trades but i just dont care for this company. anyway, good luck all...especially shorts.