ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Picking at the Red Hat Lock-In

“One of the minor ironies of the Linux world is the slight
disconnect between the mantra of ‘choice’ the most ardent advocates
use to make the case for a multitude of graphical interfaces and
the state of the North American enterprise Linux market, where a
single distributor has dominated since the late ’90s.

“That distributor is, of course, Red Hat, and while the numbers
analysts produce about its share of the Linux market vary, they
consistently hover above 75 percent. The company is so dominant
that it’s not uncommon to hear less savvy executives simply refer
to the distro as ‘Linux,’ which infuriates Debian, SUSE, and
Mandrake devotees…”