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eWeek: United They Stand; United They Fall

Jun 13, 2002, 11:00 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Taschek)

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"Some call it the gang of four. Some call it an attack on Red Hat. I call UnitedLinux a practical move to thwart Red Hat's domination and to enable proprietary intellectual property to be added to Linux distributions. Oh, and, yes, it's an act surely rooted in desperation.

"For UnitedLinux to succeed, four requirements must be met: There needs to be a global presence and distribution channel, the technology must be adequately better than what was available before, there must be global services facilities, and there has to be grass-roots support.

"When evaluated on the merits alone, there's nothing wrong with four companies defining and packaging a Linux distribution. It makes even more sense considering the players: Turbolinux has marginal control over the Asian markets, SuSE Linux has success in European countries, Conectiva is well- connected in the Latin communities, and Caldera has had moderate success in Linux management with Volution..."

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