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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu From the get-go, the company behind the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu - Canonical - has backed Ubuntu with Mark Shuttleworth's money. The big question has always been if Canonical is actually making any money. We have a rather clear and definitive answer to that one now.
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RE[4]: Still Young
by Bit_Rapist on Tue 28th Oct 2008 06:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Still Young"
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CentOS isn't without service!
CentOS is with service from the partner YOU want. You know a friend, student or partner which supports linux systems? Ask him if he can support your CentOS. Every Linux Supporter can Support technical a CentOS Network and he can Support the project to help the CentOS basic. And Canonical... Without Mark - Canonical is dead. Many words, many marketing und many buzzwords but no money.

I think the point being made is that enterprise support with Red Hat Linux costs money. CentOS may have a thriving community of users, but a friend or a student is not going to cut it for most major corporations.

I work for a large company and we have had software requirements that Open Source could have filled, and in some cases we have went with a proprietary vendor specifically because of the support contract.

I think Canonical is smart if they focus on enterprise services over the desktop distribution, its worked out well for RedHat.

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