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LinuxPlanet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0--The Enterprise Gets An Update

Feb 14, 2005, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Von Hagen)

"Red Hat is not only one of the oldest and best known Linux distributions, but is probably the one that has the most traction in the business community thanks to smart people, clever marketing, a steady stream of advertisements, and the introduction of some of the concepts that people take for granted in the commercial Linux space. Many Linux distributions, such as Red Hat, SUSE, Mandrakelinux, and even the ill-fated Caldera Linux distribution, have offered server and desktop products for years, but Red Hat was the first to make a lot of noise about 'Linux for the Enterprise,' pioneering the label, if not the concept.

"Enterprise Linux vendors have to walk the tightrope between providing stable and up-to-date versions of the software packages required in enterprise deployments. Stability is an interesting notion in the Open Source world. On the one hand, you have the legions of dedicated and capable developers who are continually identifying and fixing problems in Open Source software..."

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