"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