Ubuntu vs. Red Hat

Earlier this week, Tony Mobily of Free Software Magazine, wrote " Why Red Hat will go bust because of Ubuntu"

"By abandoning their desktop users, Red Hat has effectively shot itself in the foot. Funnily enough, they kept on chasing the mirage of thousands of soul-less corporate customers with the real money. However, the bleeding didn’t stop altogether, and behind those faceless corporations there are thousands of system administrators who now use Ubuntu Linux rather than Red Hat Linux."

Trying to create some controversy I guess. Here's Mark Shuttleworth response from his blog, " Red Hat's demise is not our goal"
My own view is that Red Hat will continue to do well in the specific areas that they have targeted - they are extremely well established in the high-availability enterprise Linux server market, and it will take some years before Ubuntu can make the same claim.

Our focus is different to that of Red Hat - we want to ensure that there are free (in both FSF and economic senses) platforms for commodity requirements, like desktops and typical web or email of HPC servers, where the existing free software stack does everything that people typically want. And we want to ensure that this free offering is sustainable, so that it is independent of the whims of any large corporate (and frankly independent of my own whims, too).
Gotta Luv what we have here. Having choice is great and have a free choice is even better. <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript"> var sc_project=1115798; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_partition=10; var sc_security="a3cd786a"; </script> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="http://www.statcounter.com/counter/counter.js"></script>
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