Linux vendors to standardize on single distribution
A media advisory issued on Tuesday said executives from Caldera, Conectiva, SuSE and Turbolinux will make "a major announcement that will change the shape of Linux worldwide."
An executive at one of the companies, who declined to be identified, confirmed to eWEEK on Tuesday that the announcement will revolve around a single standardized Linux distribution, but he declined to elaborate ahead of Thursday's announcement.
Al Gillen, an analyst for International Data Corp. in Framingham, Mass., said the move is probably an effort to balance out the industry because of Red Hat's dominance. "It is clear that Red Hat is the 300-pound gorilla in this market, and the other vendors are all struggling from a revenue and shipment perspective to remain relevant on a worldwide basis," he said.
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