Linux Vendors Should Teach Customers about Open Source Opportunities

Fishman, Daniel
September 2003
Database Trends & Applications;Sep2003, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p34
This column argues that Linux vendors need to both listen and to teach customers about their capabilities and technologies. The LinuxWorld Expo has made it clear that Linux and open source technologies getting into the enterprise. Red Hat and SuSE both offer an enterprise edition separate from their regular GNU/Linux distribution. Both companies position the enterprise versions as more stable and better-tested at the expense of not having more recent and cutting-edge features. LinuxWorld was also the venue for Novell to announce it has acquired Ximian, a small company with some very bright people and an understanding of free/open source software.


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