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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[7]: Comment by flanque
by shotsman on Sun 19th Dec 2010 21:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by flanque"
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none of the Fourty of so Linux or Solaris systems I work on would figure in those stats.
They run all the external facing sites of a Billion $ enterprise. However they are all receiving web hits and are not only firewalled but load balanced off a direct connection to the internet.

This is pretty common in Enterprise businesses. We run SAP, Oracle, Websphere App Server etc all on our servers. The OS of choice was Solaris but since Oracle change the rules of the game, we are agressively moving to RHEL.
SAP/R3 would be moving to Linux if it weren't for SAP licensing.
This is not some startup but a Billion $ Business.
Windows in the Enterprise? not in this one thank you very much.
W7 is being de-emphasised on many desktop as well. Run what you want as long as it does the job. Linux, XP or OS/X it don't matter.

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