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Ubuntu: Really More Popular Than Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Mar 17, 2012, 03:07 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Tozzi)

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"Mid-March is a time ripe for overhauling traditional power structures ? or it was, at least, in ancient Rome. But if former Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth is correct in his claim this week that Ubuntu is overtaking Red Hat in the world of Linux servers, we may be in the midst of a major shake-up in the open-source hierarchy as well. Is Shuttleworth right, or will this trend prove no more enduring than Brutus? brief reign after he murdered Caesar? Here are some thoughts.

"If Ubuntu is overtaking Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the server world, it would represent a major coup. To be sure, Ubuntu is a formidable operating system on servers. I wouldn?t knock it. But RHEL has been around far longer than Ubuntu, and Red Hat, which has traditionally focused nearly all of its commercial operations on the server, is a much larger company than Canonical, which casts a wider net. Red Hat also enjoys entrenched partnerships with a number of major movers-and-shakers in the open-source channel."

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