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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu From the get-go, the company behind the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu - Canonical - has backed Ubuntu with Mark Shuttleworth's money. The big question has always been if Canonical is actually making any money. We have a rather clear and definitive answer to that one now.
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RE[3]: Still Young
by Kwitschibo on Tue 28th Oct 2008 05:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Still Young"
Kwitschibo
Member since:
2006-01-17

CentOS isn't without service!
CentOS is with service from the partner YOU want. You know a friend, student or partner which supports linux systems? Ask him if he can support your CentOS. Every Linux Supporter can Support technical a CentOS Network and he can Support the project to help the CentOS basic. And Canonical... Without Mark - Canonical is dead. Many words, many marketing und many buzzwords but no money.

Edited 2008-10-28 05:52 UTC

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RE[4]: Still Young
by Bit_Rapist on Tue 28th Oct 2008 06:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Still Young"
Bit_Rapist Member since:
2005-11-13

CentOS isn't without service!
CentOS is with service from the partner YOU want. You know a friend, student or partner which supports linux systems? Ask him if he can support your CentOS. Every Linux Supporter can Support technical a CentOS Network and he can Support the project to help the CentOS basic. And Canonical... Without Mark - Canonical is dead. Many words, many marketing und many buzzwords but no money.


I think the point being made is that enterprise support with Red Hat Linux costs money. CentOS may have a thriving community of users, but a friend or a student is not going to cut it for most major corporations.

I work for a large company and we have had software requirements that Open Source could have filled, and in some cases we have went with a proprietary vendor specifically because of the support contract.

I think Canonical is smart if they focus on enterprise services over the desktop distribution, its worked out well for RedHat.

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RE[4]: Still Young
by stabbyjones on Tue 28th Oct 2008 09:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Still Young"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

you completely missed the point.

obviously ubuntu is nowhere without shuttleworth. he pretty much pays for everything as part of his rich guy philanthropy.

as far as community support goes that's not what a business is looking for in most cases and not what i was talking about...

Canonical isn't dead and while the only good choice i think they've made is base Ubuntu on Debian if earnings are increasing that usually means that the company isn't dead.

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