Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

Re: Novell's Messman: Only 2 Distros Will Survive

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> __/ [ Geico Caveman ] on Wednesday 22 March 2006 17:07 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2152466/novell-predicts-two-unix
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | Novell boss Jack Messman is predicting that the open source operating
>>> | system market will be reduced to two dominant suppliers in the next
>>> | three to five years: Novell and Red Hat.
>>> `----
>> Its a brave but totally expected statement as he has a horse in the race.
>> Interesting how he discounts a distro that has been beating both of his
>> projected survivors - Ubuntu (code word for everything that is Debian
>> based).
> That's exactly the one I had in mind. If I recall correctly, MEPIS moved
> from the Debian codebase to Ubuntu yesterday. Ubuntu is best bar none in
> particular aspects. It is probably less suitable for a complex enterprise,
> which is where Novell do a decent job. Red Hat seem to be strong with
> servers ATM.

Does anyone have a handle on why there are quite so many linux distros?

Now that MEPIS have decided to use the Ubuntu base, and having had a look at
their web site, I can't see what appreciable differences between what MEPIS
and Kubuntu offer to their users. I would have thought that it would make
sense for the MEPIS folks to join forces with kubuntu to produce something
even better.

May be having both MEPIS and kubuntu is a good thing I don't know, it just
sometimes I think effort seems to be a little misdirected.



[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index