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Linux Fragmentation OK for Users, Not for Businesses

Apr 19, 2007, 22:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

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"Ubuntu's popularity has both spurred and belittled concerns about there being too many enterprise-level Linux distributions. On the one hand, freedom of choice is a cornerstone of the Linux/open source philosophy. On the other, too many distros making operating system choices difficult for businesses.

"I just returned from a TechTarget Server Virtualization seminar in San Francisco and, sure, virtualization was the main event, but a group of IT pros there were talking about their love of Ubuntu. Sure, they're using Red Hat or SUSE, the primary commercial distros, in production environments, but they're putting Ubuntu to work whenever possible. A little prodding revealed that 'whenever possible' meant anywhere open source apps can be used or commercial vendor support isn't needed or apps could be found that supported Ubuntu..."

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