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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: ubuntu to save the day, NOT!
by spinnekopje on Sun 19th Dec 2010 19:31 UTC in reply to "ubuntu to save the day, NOT!"
spinnekopje
Member since:
2008-11-29

There is NO development coming out of Canonical. Compared to what Red Hat produces its not even on the map.


That is something that doesn't matter at all for a company when they compare the products. They care about reliability, support, ..

I also don't care about it for my personal use, I'm interested in the user experience and how easily I can find solutions for the problems I encounter.

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jbauer Member since:
2005-07-06

That is something that doesn't matter at all for a company when they compare the products. They care about reliability, support, ..


... which you're not gonna get from a company like Canonical. Giving away CDs and hype can only take you so far.

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spinnekopje Member since:
2008-11-29

... which you're not gonna get from a company like Canonical. Giving away CDs and hype can only take you so far.


I don't know whether you know about this:
http://www.canonical.com/enterprise-services/ubuntu-advantage/suppo...

I can't tell you how good or bad the support is, but it is there for customers who like to pay for it.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

That is something that doesn't matter at all for a company when they compare the products. They care about reliability, support, ..

The reliability and support comes from people who write the software and know exactly how it works. Canonical has had many such disasters over the years, such as when they didn't know how CUPs worked.

Canonical has none of those people. I just wonder what those employees there do.......

Edited 2010-12-21 12:46 UTC

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