Cutting through Microsoft's latest FUD attack

Summary:Over in England, Nick McGrath, who heads the local platform strategy group for Windows, is dismissing Linux by saying that it has "just" hundreds of developers and that no one is taking responsibility for it. Does Red Hat take responsibility for it, he asks?

Over in England, Nick McGrath, who heads the local platform strategy group for Windows, is dismissing Linux by saying that it has "just" hundreds of developers and that no one is taking responsibility for it.

Does Red Hat take responsibility for it, he asks? No, they just take responsibility for one distribution.

Well, for those who worry about such things, there's an easy answer to McGrath's FUD attack.

IBM.

If you demand that some big outfit take responsibility for your kernel and your problems, the folks at IBM are happy to oblige.

This is not an IBM ad. There are many other large companies out there who are willing and able to take full responsibility for your Linux development and maintenance, if that is what you need.

But if you want and need someone really big to make you feel comfortable with Linux, IBM is still bigger than Microsoft. About two-and-a-half times bigger.

And if you don't want IBM, there are many, many other choices available. Choice is not a word you hear much in the Windows world.

Topics: IBM

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Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.

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