osOpinion.com: Is UnitedLinux a Good Idea?
Nov 28, 2002, 04:00 (53 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Right now, Red Hat is the de facto standard among Linux
distributions. Sure, if you implement a solution from the ground up
or administer a single server, you can choose any distro you like.
But if you want to run Oracle or most other commercial software,
it's much easier to go with Red Hat.
"A few trailing Linux companies recently banded together to
create a competing distribution called UnitedLinux. SuSE,
TurboLinux, Conectiva and The SCO Group hope their effort will
boost their respective market shares by providing a single
development target. Will they succeed? And can UnitedLinux achieve
acceptance in areas where Linux has not yet been adopted, rather
than cannibalizing the existing Linux market...?"