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Jul 25, 2006, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Although dozens of Linux distributions are available, only two have garnered significant acceptance among corporate users. Those two--Red Hat Inc.'s Enterprise Linux and Novell Inc.'s SUSE--are poised to leverage their strengths for greater market share while also warding off new entrants into the enterprise Linux market.

"Among businesses, support is a key evaluation criterion in choosing a distribution. 'Red Hat has done a good job making itself appear to be the safe choice for corporate users,' said George Weiss, vice president at Gartner Inc..."

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