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RE: The Ubuntu effect?
by the_trapper on Sat 8th Oct 2005 02:16 UTC in reply to "The Ubuntu effect?"
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Ubuntu has been so successful in their open and free approach, so many other distros have taken notice and have changed direction or currently have plans to for the future.

Just look at SUSE's OpenSuSE for one big commercial to free comparison

'The Ubuntu effect' is what I call this 'wake up' call for people to open and free up their products/distros/etc.

That's funny. I seem to recall a certain little pioneering distro called Fedora Core that did the exact same thing before Ubuntu came on the scene.

Ubuntu 4.10 (The Warty Warthog): October 2004

Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow): November 2003

I'm sure Ubuntu is great and all...but they certainly didn't pioneer their development model.

Oh, and regarding SuSE/OpenSuSE, that move was most likely in response Red Hat, which SuSE (rightfully) sees as it's major competitor. There is some competition coming from Ubuntu, but Ubuntu isn't really strong in the server/corporate workstation space yet and probably just a peripheral blip on Novell/SuSE's proverbial radar.

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