AOL buys Red Hat?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by spuncan, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. spuncan macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2001
    Oh my two OS giants. Well this looks like the downfall of Windows. I mean come on we all know that one linux gets its a$$ into gear and makes a gui version it will take over for windows. So AOL time warner the new monopoly makes their own linux based os. Much better then Windows. A bitter fight occurs in court and in public. AOL comes out the winner. Now let us all listen to the Who's won't get fooled again. So we now have the exact same situation except AOL Timewarner is much larger and is spread over a markets from Cable TV to space exploration. AOL begins to expand into politics creating a mechantile nation and eventually forming a union throughout non EU europe and ASIA. The U.S.A. expands into space first the Moon then Mars and soon on. (All powered by new technology developed by Apple and Motorola. 4 major earth pacts form EU,AOL TIME WARNER,U.S.A (Canada,US,Central america),and an Independant nation (the rest of the world (a loosly formed privateer area)). Do I here a novel coming up by yours truly:) . Oh yeah here the Wash. Post aricle [url] [/url]
  2. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    Poetic Justice

    So Microsoft wins the OS War by putting Windows in every box. Wins the Browser War by putting IE in every Windows.

    Now AOL fights on both fronts with one simple stroke* Put BOTH in their ISP software! I love watching two heavyweights slug it out...
  3. krossfyter macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    secret city
    *krossfyter harkens the beggining of microsofts fall from grace*
  4. krossfyter macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    secret city
    red hat and aol .... thats a serious force for m$.
  5. evildead macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2001
    WestCost, USA

    Wonder what is going to happen to my RedHat stock. I was doing pretty well with my shares. Oh well. I m not a big fan of AOL/time Warrner. and even less of a fan Of MS. This might turn out to be a very bloody war.
  6. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
    Billionaire vs Billionaire
    apple will provaile
  7. mozez macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2001
    i wouldn't take this as good news, try looking at this differently, ms has proven, argue all you want but they have proven that courts can't stop them, and those who try just get a big check to shut them up, did you know apple sued them, apple won too, over 100 million, but it's not talked about much b/c it was kept pretty quiet, now aol steps in, aol has bought out many companies in their effort to move forward because sadly, they are losing customers to cable and dsl. linux already has a gui, which works quite well, not that pretty but it's there, and where do you think aol is gonna head towards, microsoft? hell no, why start a fight that will cost that much. but apple, now apple is actually not as big as everyone thinks and linux already works on it, so aol has a very good idea of looking towards taking over apple's os to make it more windows like. and they have the money to take on apple at any turn, especially with all therre resources, so rather than aol versous ms, you will more see aol versous apple, or worse, aol and ms versous apple. because for ms, a great way to show they have compitition and are not a monopoly is to say that they compete with an equal partner, aol time warner, and you can't fight them any more after that. this could be stratigy for ms.
  8. whfsdude macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2002
    Washington DC USA
    Never going to happen

    That is never going to happen the government would never let that happen I mean look at the problems they were having just trying to merge with time warner. If they did it would make them a monopoly.
  9. Six macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2002
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    okay, red hat and aol join forces, billionaire vs. billionaire.. they fight MS so much that they end up hurting themselves, then apple will win! hehehe
  10. BurntCalc macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2002
    MS, AOL, Apple, huh?

    If Apple wants to make ripples, then they'll build a Mac with an AMD/intel chip inside it. Gates might laugh at Apple's feeble attempt at garnering market share, but he'd prolly lose a bit of sleep over it too.

    Once the Mac has its apps converted completely to OSX, it's entirely possible...
  11. GigaWire macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2001
    What would be the point of AOL putting Apple out of business? Absolutely none! Eventually some OS is going head to head with Microsoft in a major way. It's about time.
  12. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    I suppose that would explain why AOL increased their "Bring Your Own Service" plan 50%....

    savages.... :mad:
  13. rice_web macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2001
    Minot, North Dakota
    A third contender

    AOL, Microsoft, and Apple.

    This is going to be a great show. Hang on for the ride. Products and services will be released by all, prices will be lowered to uncomprehendable levels, those who cannot take the heat will go away. All three will need partners, all three will find new enemies. But who will win? The consumer. AOL has the opportunity to weld the internet and the personal computer into one, Apple is building the digital hub, and Microsoft is venturing into new markets. Sounds like fun.
  14. mischief macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2001
    Santa Cruz Ca
    I'll just sit this one out in my trench

    AOL OS. Ick. That'd be MARGINALLY less buggy than XP........maybe.:p
  15. chmorley macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2002
    Denver, CO
    AOL and technololgy

    True enough, mischief. While I would love to see the monetary migh of AOL/Time/Warner take on M$, AOL has never been good at innovation. It's clearly the thing that made their partnership with the former heads of Netscape strained--and eventually broke it (with the NS folks abandoning ship so that they could innovate).

    While AOL has the financial might, turning them into a company that can develop Linux into a viable alternative to Windows--with Microsoft throwing obstacles in the way all along--will take some imagination and incredible will. So far AOL has only been able to demonstrate an interest in marketing and making money. While that has served Bill Gates well, it has not served computer users well.

    For people to switch to a new OS on their Intel/AMD boxes, it had damn well better run better than the Windows they're currently running. That will require technology development. AOL sucks at that. Hopefully they will not blow this opportunity (as anything that dents the M$ legend potentially elevates Apple's), but I am not optimistic.

  16. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    Why would we want that?

    As for me I'd sure hate to see the Mac have an AMD/Intel chip in it...I like having the PowerPC...If it's not better at least it's different and isn't that what Apple is all about...Thinking Different. Besides when they get the G5 out, it is going to dust AMD and Intel!!!

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