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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Picking at the Red Hat Lock-In

Oct 30, 2004, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"One of the minor ironies of the Linux world is the slight disconnect between the mantra of 'choice' the most ardent advocates use to make the case for a multitude of graphical interfaces and the state of the North American enterprise Linux market, where a single distributor has dominated since the late '90s.

"That distributor is, of course, Red Hat, and while the numbers analysts produce about its share of the Linux market vary, they consistently hover above 75 percent. The company is so dominant that it's not uncommon to hear less savvy executives simply refer to the distro as 'Linux,' which infuriates Debian, SUSE, and Mandrake devotees..."

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