Red Hat Takes on Unix
Linux vs. UnixA new release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a boost to resellers, and to Unix defectors. So what is a company that sells both Unix and Linux do?
The announcement of a royal wedding is a cause for excitement among loyal subjects, but it's also an opportunity for assorted tea-towel vendors, commemorative plate makers and many other people to make a great deal of money off the back of it.
And so it is with enterprise server operating systems. Last week's release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 generated much excitement from its loyal customers. Many of Red Hat's partners are hoping the release will provide them with an opportunity to make a great deal of money off the back of it, too. Although the RHEL 6.0 server OS includes numerous significant new features -- a new hybrid 2.6.32 kernel; support for more cores and memory; better reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) capabilities; the ext4 file system by default; and so more -- it was hard to discern that from the clamor of Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) hardware partners preparing to make money by selling more of their lovely server boxes and associated services.
Read the rest of Paul Ruben's Linux to Unix migration story at ServerWatch
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