Reply to post: Re: But *Why* did they buy them?

Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz

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Re: But *Why* did they buy them?

Because AIX and RHEL are the two remaining enterprise unixoid platforms (Solaris & HPUX are moribund and the other players are pretty small). Now both of those are owned by IBM: they now own the enterprise unixoid market.

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