"Are there certain conditions under which you have found one
Linux distribution to consistently outperform another in an
enterprise setting? How so?
"Tony Iams, Vice President and Senior Analyst -- System Software
Research, Ideas International Linux distributions can be
distinguished by feature sets or other characteristics that appeal
to particular user constituencies. For example, our research has
shown in the past that SUSE Linux often is first to market with
production-grade implementations of high-end, enterprise-oriented
functions. By contrast, Red Hat stands out for the maturity of its
Red Hat Network systems management platform. Ubuntu has proven to
be popular as a desktop operating environment. Debian is respected
for the strength of its package management system, which provides
powerful tools to configure layered software on top of the Linux
kernel. There is no single distribution that outperforms another
across the board. Rather, users may find that a distribution is
better than others for a particular use."
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