InfoWorld: Red Hat takes heat over certification

“Criticism of Linux vendor Red Hat for its certification
policies ended a debate on Friday called “The Future of the
Operating System” here at the System Builder’s Summit.”

“I’m no more of a fan of Microsoft than the next person, but I
can say that the support we get from Microsoft is superior, and
less expensive,” Daher said. “Microsoft always comes to our
door, they bring demo units, keep us in touch with their engineers,
and certification for our people costs only $2000 each, on-site.
Red Hat wants $5,000 a person and we have to fly our people to
Durham, [N.C.].

“Daher also said Linux certification through Red Hat presents
the risk of attrition by those gaining certification.”

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