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Linux and Small Business: The Ongoing Disconnect

Mar 31, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])


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"When it comes to Linux, The VAR Guy can’t keep his mouth shut. Our resident blogger has some strong opinions to share. While Red Hat, Novell, Canonical and other Linux distribution providers continue to gain momentum, most of the Linux chatter has very little to do with small business success. Consider the facts:

"1. Red Hat has pushed beyond its Linux server heritage to promote JBoss middleware and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV). Mention middleware to a small business, and they’re bound to respond with a look of confusion. Plus, RHEV certainly doesn’t scream small business.

"2. Novell continues to gain some momentum with SUSE Linux Enterprise appliances. But much of the recent Novell BrainShare conference focused on Intelligent Workload Management (IWM), an enterprise-centric strategy aimed to help large and midsize businesses..."

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