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Choosing the Right Linux Distro for Your Business

Jul 26, 2011, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"There are some enterprise distributions that don't rely on marketing from big companies like Novell or Red Hat. One of the biggest examples that comes to mind include CentOS. This distribution is widely accepted as a Linux server OS, with an estimated 30% of all web servers running it.

"We're also seeing newcomers making a name for themselves within the server space, with names like Ubuntu. With support for Ubuntu being offered both by the community and Canonical, companies all over the world have a viable alternative to Red Hat and Novell when it comes to large-scale Linux support on demand. Increasingly, however, smaller Linux support firms are making themselves available to help out regardless of which Linux distribution you prefer. I think this may change the competitive landscape for Red Hat and Novell, in the long-term."

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