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Mark Shuttleworth comments that IBM's purchase of Red Hat may help Ubuntu

Owner of Canonical, the company that maintains Ubuntu, commented on the sale of Red Hat.

Mark Shuttleworth made a blog post from the Ubuntu, commenting on the acquisition of Red Hat through the IBM And this is good news for Ubuntu.

  Mark Shuttleworth comments that IBM's purchase of Red Hat may help Ubuntu As we reported last week, Red Hat was sold to IBM for the $ 34 billion trifle and thus became the largest purchase made in the corporate technology world. And the owner of Canonical has commented on the subject

In the post, Mark congratulated Red hat for its role in implementing Open Source as a highly viable UNIX alternative, thus playing a key role in this movement. He added that the acquisition is a significant breakthrough from open source to the mainstream framework. But it did not fail to give that pin at Red Hat, since they were competitors in the segments of IoT, Cloud, Kubernetes, OpenStack, with the following statements:

Over the past two years, many prominent Red Hat customers have selected Ubuntu and hired Canonical to create a leaner, more efficient open source infrastructure and solutions for important new initiatives. These include major banks, telecommunications companies, governments, universities, airlines, insurance companies, technology giants and media conglomerates. Several have spoken publicly and with increasing confidence of their success on Ubuntu.

If you want to read Mark's original post, click here.

We also discussed the issue in Diolinux Friday Showwhere we put our ideas and how it could impact other companies offering Linux (such as Canonical and Suse) and also if Fedora would be affected.

It is also good to see that Canonical is aware of market movements and positioning itself as a force for profitable areas such as Cloud Public, OpenStack, Governments, Universities and others.

Mark Shuttleworth is a businessman and took the time to jab his company, presenting it as a solution for those who dislike IBM and are Red Hat customers. What did you think of the statements?

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