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Old 03-23-2002, 12:48 AM   #1
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Is Red Hat Linux a real operating system, capable of commercial use?

Why or why not?
Old 03-23-2002, 01:06 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 03-23-2002, 02:22 AM   #3
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This pretty much says it all:,00.html
Old 03-23-2002, 02:48 AM   #4
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over 30% of the web is driven by Linux...

redhat is the most popular version of linux in the north america's..

that might answer your question a bit..

yes, it is ready for commercial use and is a real operating system.

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u might check for some things redhat has done for their customers.
for example: deutsche postgroup, google, etc.
Old 03-25-2002, 07:17 AM   #6
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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 ).
Old 03-25-2002, 01:13 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Thymox
I don't mean to insult, but does anyone think this could be a troll-thread?
I don't know Thymox, this guy has posted 12 generic questions of this nature... maybe we're being polled by Price Waterhouse or something. So...

Is Red Hat a real operating system: Of course.
Is Red Hat ready for commercial use: Ready, heck, its in commercial use. That's still the best determinant for me.

Regardless, use Slack anyway.


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either that or we're doing someones homework for them.


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