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Dear Tech Republic, it’s called FOSS and that’s just how it’s done

Apr 15, 2010, 14:04 (1 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Jason Hiner, Editor-in-Chief over at Tech Republic, wrote an article where he describes what Canonical and Ubuntu can teach Microsoft, Apple, and others. Ironically, every virtue he praises Ubuntu for are all virtues they gain from practicing the open source way.

"Here’s his list of what is “the secret of success for Canonical”:

"“Methodically produce incremental upgrades to its OS.”
“It is transparent about its goals and plans.”
“It releases its software on schedule.”
“In fact, this incremental approach is Ubuntu’s most potent competitive weapon against rivals Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.”
“[I]ncremental releases on a reliable schedule is a quality that appeals to IT departments.”

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