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CNET: Study: SuSE Leads in Linux Improvements

May 16, 2003, 15:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Linux has improved significantly in the last two years, a new study released Thursday has found, with a version from SuSE edging out that of rival Red Hat in the businesses features race.

"Since D.H. Brown Associates last reviewed Linux, versions of the operating system from SuSE and Red Hat have moved from 'OK' to "good." Debian made a bigger leap, from 'weak' to 'good,' but still lags the other two versions.

"'In every category, SuSE either held first place or tied Red Hat for that position,' the study said, with a particular advantage in systems management. SuSE's edge came from its practice of adopting new features quickly, but, 'some competitors argue that SuSE ships those technologies before they are entirely ready for production use,' the study said..."

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