This breaks my brain. IBM… the company that basically created AIX UNIX is now offically buying a Linux company… which is RedHat. I get that IBM is trying desperately to break their ‘old folks home’ in terms of image and innovation but to go out and buy a huge operation straight up like this I think reinforces the idea. I don’t see a problem with this but I think they are going about it in the wrong way.
Does anyone else remember those old IBM commercials for Linux from the… late 90s? I think? Anyway they have always been on the forefront for Linux/UNIX systems but I think with what has been going on with Microsoft and Apple lately people are looking for other options.
All I have to say to IBM… don’t fuck this up.