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Xandros Acquires Linspire And Interview With CEO

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| Q: What are the total sales and profits for the combined company?
| A: Since Xandros is privately held, these figures are not publicly disclosed.
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| [...]
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| Q: How is this affect your Microsoft relationship … were they consulted on
| the deal?
|
| A: It will not affect our Microsoft relationship. Xandros has always planned
| to continue increasing its product portfolio, and Microsoft understands and
| respects our strategy in that regard. On whether Microsoft was consulted,
| Xandros is an independent company and consults internally with its board,
| management, and advisors, and not with outside parties in making decisions.
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http://blog.linuxoss.com/2008/07/xan...nterview-with/

He also described the situation with ASUS as "complicated". ASUS is apparently
paying Xandros and Microsoft not even a dime, but he won't tell. It adds value
only to their brand though.


Related:

Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
|
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.
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http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat...tag=ne.fd.mnbc
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