"Most people will come into direct contact with open source
software through Linux.
"Furthermore, it's likely to be the Red Hat Linux distribution.
Our friends at IDC reckon that well over half of Linux
installations don the Red Hat, which leaves it well ahead of other
"It's easy to see why business customers feel comfortable with
Red Hat. It's a professionally packaged product, with a support
infrastructure that helps ease migration pains from other
platforms. The latest version of Red Hat Linux, 7.3, looks set to
increase the North Carolina company's foothold in the corporate
market, thanks to slick features, versatility and of course that
legendary Linux reliability – minus the budget-bursting
licensing costs associated with non-open source operating