NewsForge: Novell, Mandrake Respond to Sun’s Red Hat Claims

” When Sun’s Scott McNealy told us that Red Hat had the Linux
market, we decided it might be a good idea to find out what Novell
and Mandrakesoft had to say about that. We exchanged email with
Mandrakesoft CEO François Bancilhon and Novell’s director of
product management and marketing, Charlie Ungashick, on the subject
of Solaris 10, Red Hat, and how they compete in a consolidating

NewsForge: When we asked him how Solaris 10 compared to
other Linux distributions, Sun CEO Scott McNealy told us, ‘I’ve
been in this business for more than 20 years, and whatever Wall
Street went with, has the market. We believe the market’s
tipped–Red Hat won [the Linux market].’ Do you feel that Red Hat
truly has a stranglehold on the Linux server market? What about
other markets? What unique features, products, or services do you
offer that no other Linux distributions have…?


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