Linked by David Adams on Fri 27th Jun 2008 05:11 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Red Hat An article at The Motley Fool lays out good financial news from Red Hat: "In its first quarter of fiscal 2009, Red Hat produced $0.08 of GAAP earnings per share on revenue of $156.6 million. That's a 32% sales increase over last year, while profits held steady. But the numbers don't tell the whole story here. The open-source software veteran released major updates to four of its key products and re-signed every expired contract with its 25 largest subscribers -- for 50% more than the worth of the old deals. It's always cool to see the big boys upgrading their pacts, don't you think? Red Hat continues to invest in its global sales and support infrastructure, funding the growth from organic cash flows.
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RE[2]: Of course
by gilboa on Fri 27th Jun 2008 18:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Of course"
gilboa
Member since:
2005-07-06

We're both an Oracle (DB) and RedHat (OS) client and there's no comparison.

Yes, Oracle has improved and Unbreakable Linux is improving - but nothing beats reporting a bug on Sunday and getting it fixed on Monday...

Beyond having (IMHO) a bullet proof OS (Kudos to CentOS as well), RedHat has a very solid support model that simply works (tm).

- Gilboa

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RE[3]: Of course
by sc3252 on Sat 28th Jun 2008 21:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Of course"
sc3252 Member since:
2005-09-06

Wow, I always read about people complaining about red hat support. So it isn't bad then?

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RE[4]: Of course
by gilboa on Sat 28th Jun 2008 22:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Of course"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Wow, I always read about people complaining about red hat support. So it isn't bad then?


Like everything else in life YMMV.
At least in my own experience, RedHat support is top notch.

- Gilboa

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