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osOpinion.com: Is UnitedLinux a Good Idea?

Nov 28, 2002, 04:00 (53 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Right now, Red Hat is the de facto standard among Linux distributions. Sure, if you implement a solution from the ground up or administer a single server, you can choose any distro you like. But if you want to run Oracle or most other commercial software, it's much easier to go with Red Hat.

"A few trailing Linux companies recently banded together to create a competing distribution called UnitedLinux. SuSE, TurboLinux, Conectiva and The SCO Group hope their effort will boost their respective market shares by providing a single development target. Will they succeed? And can UnitedLinux achieve acceptance in areas where Linux has not yet been adopted, rather than cannibalizing the existing Linux market...?"

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