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NewsFactor: Is There Room for Mandrake in the Enterprise?

Feb 09, 2004, 18:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

"The list of Linux software companies with significant market share is short: Red Hat and SuSE, in that order, own the lion's share of the corporate market. All the others grouped together get the scraps, collectively falling in the low single digits.

"Not that potential does not exist for any vendor to become a bigger player. As the market expands into diverse sectors, smaller vendors can grow with it. 'Linux on the server is one thing, Linux on the desktop is another thing, Linux embedded is another thing,' says Forrester analyst Ted Schadler. 'So there's certainly room for other distributors,' he told NewsFactor..."

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