IBM buys software company Red Hat for $34 bil in bid for cloud dominance

By Christophe VOGT

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Is Red Hat really worth that much? 34 Billion could of been put to good use in other mergers.

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Not too surprised as a lot of companies are switching to Linux for their severs. AIX and IBM's Power series are very fine OS and systems, but are kind of expensive. On the other hand, Linux is cheaper and can even run on a cheap PC. However, once it falls into IBM, I can imagine the annual maintenance and licensing fee would be a lot more than it is now.

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"Don't fix what's not broken." Yes, IBM had better abide by that.

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I wonder whether the same will happen to Oracle's Java ?

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