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SRO: Not all Linuxes are created equal

Apr 27, 2000, 20:41 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"I've written my fingers sore reporting on Linux's technology. As far as I'm concerned, Linux is a great business operating system. Too bad that merely being technically wonderful doesn't cut it. To really make it, a Linux company needs to deliver a package that businesses can use to further their own goals. Most don't...."

"Companies don't need a distribution, they need a solution. They need the best of the best in an easy-to-install package. They don't need multiple-choice systems; they need the top system, and they need it now."

"It's simple. Individual users have the time and inclination to play with Linux and put together their perfect system. Businesses don't. If you're lucky enough to have Linux gurus on staff, then SuSE is a fine choice. Most companies aren't so lucky. That's where resellers, integrators and friends come in."

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