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Which is commercially most successful Linux Distro ?
« on: January 31, 2010, 08:25:42 PM »
With the ever increasing Linux Jungle, it will be interesting to know - which Linux Distro is more successful commercially ( businesswise ) ?
RH , Debian or .. ?
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Re: Which is commercially most successful Linux Distro ?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 10:47:02 PM »
What do you mean commercially ? Distro sold as a commercial product, a distro sold in bundle with services ot simply a distro used in highest number?

Anyhow, please read this article:

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20100125#feature
« Last Edit: January 31, 2010, 10:49:11 PM by bmarkus »
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Re: Which is commercially most successful Linux Distro ?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 12:20:37 AM »
- What do you mean commercially ? -
I mean 'Distro sold as a commercial product' .

By the way, thanks for the DistroWatch link to 25Jan2010 issue.
Sections abt Hymera, Ubunt and Lubuntu are interesting.
Also write-up abt Tiny Core Linux 2.8 is mentioned here.

But the more interesting reading for me in this issue is abt OpenBSD:
' "The insecurity of OpenBSD", a blogger raises some doubts and highlights some of the possible problems with OpenBSD: "An argument often made by proponents of OpenBSD is the extensive code auditing performed on the base system to make sure no vulnerabilities are present. '
It is worth reading in original here:
http://allthatiswrong.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/the-insecurity-of-openbsd/

One more thing to notice why TCL's new releases are not mentioned in the section :
'Upcoming Releases and Announcements' on DistroWatch ?

Thanks !
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Re: Which is commercially most successful Linux Distro ?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 01:13:24 AM »
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I mean 'Distro sold as a commercial product' .

I would say REDHAT. It is used in the corporate arena, supported by system integrators and service providers like IBM, etc.

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One more thing to notice why TCL's new releases are not mentioned in the section :
'Upcoming Releases and Announcements' on DistroWatch ?

Most probably because there are no official announced release date. And possible due to much shorter relese cycle than usual.
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Re: Which is commercially most successful Linux Distro ?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 11:06:01 PM »
Is there any way to know which Linux Distro sell how much copies of its OS commercially - I mean any site or Official Govrning Body or a linux enthusiast who may be doing this kind of tracking ?
Or one has to believe the OS vendors BS/Ac figures ?
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Re: Which is commercially most successful Linux Distro ?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 11:10:17 PM »
Is there any way to know which Linux Distro sell how much copies of its OS commercially - I mean any site or Official Govrning Body or a linux enthusiast who may be doing this kind of tracking ?
Or one has to believe the OS vendors BS/Ac figures ?
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I don't think you can find any figure, especially not official. What may help is the financial report of the few companies. But it is not easy to compare. In case of REDHAT product is not the distro itself, but the services sold.

http://investors.redhat.com/index.cfm
http://investors.redhat.com/financials-statements.cfm
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Re: Which is commercially most successful Linux Distro ?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 05:29:47 AM »
a lot of clients my company supports use suse linux on their servers. so i guess it's popular in that field.

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Re: Which is commercially most successful Linux Distro ?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 05:33:57 AM »
a lot of clients my company supports use suse linux on their servers. so i guess it's popular in that field.

Are you in Germany?
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Re: Which is commercially most successful Linux Distro ?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2010, 07:51:42 AM »
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a lot of clients my company supports use suse linux on their servers. so i guess it's popular in that field.
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Are you in Germany?

Suse is widely used in Eurpoe and perticularly in Gr.Britain ! But it can be Japan also !

While RHE supposed to be popular in Corporate World due to their service network, ( although, Debian is widely used to build its derivatives ) !

Off-cource, direct feedback from service-providers ( like Yoshi`s company ) - can be more reliable !

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