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Can RHEL Break Open Source's 'Low-Cost Ceiling'?

Nov 13, 2010, 07:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Savio Rodrigues)

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"Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 earlier this week. The new operating system, filled with technical innovations, performance enhancements, and customer-requested improvements, has met with positive press, as well as solid customer and partner response. However, how it's being marketed could be much more important -- to customers and to open source vendors in general.

"Leading with lower cost

"According to IDC market share figures, Red Hat is the undisputed leader in the enterprise Linux market. Red Hat achieved this position, with the help of partners such as Dell, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard, largely on a simple message of "lower cost.""

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