Is Red Hat Linux a real operating system, capable of commercial use?
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It seems like you are giving us a test drive. OK, what commercial use you would like to take advantage of in linux, managing databases is a very common task in linux; server applications - you can't go wrong with linux either; web server - apache with linux make a cute couple, programming environment - there are lots of programming languages available in linux from c to ruby, from shell scripting to perl, etc. Desktop publishing - we are not completely there yet, but we are moving with blasting speed towards it. What else? Man, you should really want to look around, IBM is converted to linux already, there are lots of others respectful companies who are using linux as a solution to their production processes.
I don't mean to insult, but does anyone think this could be a troll-thread? Any small amount of research would show that it is a real OS that is used by real companies in the real world doing real things (whoah! Slight overuse of the 'real' word there ).