Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Mar 2007 19:25 UTC, submitted by WillM
Novell and Ximian "Whatever the reasons behind the formation of the Microsoft-Novell technology partnership announced last year, it's helping Novell SuSE Linux gain at Red Hat's expense, according to a research study due out next month. The Yankee Group 2007 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Survey says that Novell's SuSE Linux is 'mounting a serious threat to Red Hat's heretofore unassailable dominance in the Linux market'."
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RE[2]: SUSE Will Ccontinue to Grow
by gregk on Tue 27th Mar 2007 01:09 UTC in reply to "RE: SUSE Will Ccontinue to Grow"
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Well, in my experience, the community, if it exists at all within a large corporation, is the developers and administrators working in the trenches, while the market is made up of the CIOs and other decision makers that actually make the buy decisions.

Actually, I am quite shocked by the number of IT guys I know at large corporations who don't know how to spell Linux. One person in particular is supposed to be some kind of security expert, but when I described to him how I connect to my home pc from my office using ssh and iptables to keep intruders out, he had no idea what I was talking about, but I digress.

So, to sum up, the community is the universe of people selling or distributing Linux and the guys working for corporations that allow them to contribute to the effort, while the market is the bean-counters, lawyers and executive types that are writing the checks.

Edited 2007-03-27 01:10

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