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NewsFactor: Is There a Place for Debian in the Enterprise?

Nov 01, 2003, 07:00 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

"Although Linux is increasingly popular in the enterprise, not all Linux distributions will find a place in the corporate data center. While the Red Hat and SuSE distributions power many enterprise servers, there are hundreds of Linux distributions, many of them free, that rarely are used in business settings.

"In theory, at least, these free versions offer a tempting alternative for enterprises attempting to cut costs.

"Debian is one of these free distributions, arguably one of the better ones. The factors determining whether or not Debian finds a place in the enterprise--which remains to be seen--affect many other distributions, as well as Linux as a whole..."

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