Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Oct 2006 18:47 UTC, submitted by tux68
Databases Red Hat has officially responded to Oracle's 'Unbreakable Linux' move. "The opportunity for Linux just got bigger. Oracle's support for Linux reaffirms Red Hat's technical industry leadership and the end of proprietary Unix. It's no accident that Red Hat was chosen #1 in value two years running. Want to know what else we think? Read on." This article has more reactions.
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Look at IBM PC business
by Earl Colby pottinger on Sat 28th Oct 2006 17:24 UTC
Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

On another hand this could be win-win for Red Hat - the more people using a version of Red Hat, the more likely a future business will choose Red Hat as it future OS.

The example I am thinking of is the IBM PC. The early 1980's had IBM owning more than 50% of the x86 market, but less than 50% of the PC market. But as more and more people got on the x86 bandwagon IBM's share go smaller and small - but x86 now represents something like 90%+ of the PC market out there. And IBM share is far smaller as a percentage, but far larger in both numbers and profit.

If Red Hat becomes the true standard of Linux to genral business, then thier own business will grow even if they lose market share.

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