LinuxWorld: Achieving a Linux standard
Feb 19, 2001, 13:16 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)
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"A standard would free vendors from duplicated effort and
"Even though Mandrake boasts that its Linux distribution is the
hottest in retail sales, the company considers its retail product a
loss leader. SuSE laid off two-thirds of its US employees.
TurboLinux is cutting back on its work force and may soon wed
Linuxcare in order to refocus its efforts on services. Stormix, a
Debian-based commercial distributor, recently filed for bankruptcy.
Corel is getting nowhere with its Linux distribution. In other
words, most Linux distributions -- even the ones with growing
market shares -- are coming to the conclusion that they can't make
their money selling Linux."
"Welcome to the reality of selling a free operating system."
"There are a number of reasons why Linux distributions are dying
or shrinking and, I predict, will soon consolidate. The first and
foremost is that most Linux distributors continue to base their
added value on things like ease of installation or additional
packages on the CD."
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