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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu InfoWorld's Savio Rodrigues sees 2010 as a watershed year for Ubuntu, one that could herald meaningful enterprise interest in the OS, thanks to a rising tide of developers - and deployment servers - adopting the OS. "As with many recent trends in the IT industry, developers become ambassadors for products they enjoy using and have quickly become an early indicator for enterprise technology usage in the future. In a seemingly perfect storm, Ubuntu is benefiting from strong developer usage, and the fact that developers are increasingly selecting Amazon's EC2 cloud platform bodes well for continued Ubuntu success on EC2," Rodrigues writes, noting that Ubuntu has surpassed Red Hat usage on deployment servers as well. "As that occurs, IT decision makers will need to consider or reconsider Ubuntu for usage within the enterprise. Rest assured that Red Hat won't sit idly by during these discussions."
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RE[8]: Comment by flanque
by Savior on Sun 19th Dec 2010 17:25 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by flanque"
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You seem to get lost between "It uses a modified Linux kernel" and "Android is not a Linux product". A Linux product is a product built on Linux technology.

Please... it's beginning to get old. Nobody cares about the difference between Linux and GNU/Linux; it is good for nothing aside from making excuses and showing off. Users only care about the userland (hence the name). Since Android doesn't use the Linux userland, it is not a "Linux OS", at least not in the same way as Meego is.

an adoption of Linux around 30% (in the mobile area) can hardly be considered a failure.

Yes, but as a brand, Linux is as marginal on phones as on the desktop. It would be great if Nokia and Meego could change that.

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