InformationWeek: How Red Hat Lost Friends And Gained New Enemies

“Red Hat, once the little company that could, for years could do
no wrong. It rode the rising popularity of Linux to become a $280
million-a-year company with a market cap as high as $6 billion,
claiming 80% of the market for Linux-based enterprise servers.
Other Linux-friendly vendors loved Red Hat, since it gave them and
their customers a viable alternative to Windows. Even Microsoft,
while openly anti-Linux, didn’t treat Red Hat as too much of a

“But Red Hat’s success is starting to breed envy and unease, and
now partners and competitors alike–particularly Oracle, Microsoft,
and Novell–are trying to wipe the grin off the commercial face of

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