“Here’s the riddle: If Linux is gaining more market share among big-spending corporate customers, why have sales at Red Hat — the undisputed Linux leader — been creeping steadily downward? […] Red Hat now has 90 percent of its 630 employees working to lure corporations looking to move their computing platform from expensive systems running on the rival Unix operating system to Linux, widely considered to be the more cost-effective choice. But it might be the cost-effective part that comes back to haunt Red Hat. With the Linux operating system available for free, Red Hat has struggled to find a way to secure paying customers. After a year of adjusting the focus at Red Hat away from smaller businesses and e-commerce applications, the company now needs to prove that it can translate Linux’s growing popularity into stronger sales.” Read the rest of the story at NewsObserver.