__/ [ Tim Smith ] on Sunday 21 May 2006 21:04 \__
> In article <rvo6k3-h8q.ln1@xxxxxxxxxx>, Roy Culley wrote:
>> What has MS stock done over tha past 5 years or so?
> For 5 years, it has done better than:
> and worse than:
> Red Hat
> These kind of comparisons can be made to come out pretty much any way you
> want, by picking the time period. For example, consider Red Hat vs. Apple:
> last day: Red Hat did better
> last 5 days: pretty much a tie
> last 3 months: Red Hat
> 6 months: Red Hat
> 1 year: Red Hat
> 2 year: Apple
> 5 year: tie
> Over Red Hat's life: Apple
Red Hat != Linux.
Red Hat is merely a software house that is making money from the Linux
kernel and Open Source, much like Penguin Computing, Novell, and others.
Google, for example, with their army of a quarter or half a million
workstations and servers, are using Debian and Goobuntu. These are
'community distributions'. The University's Linux servers are also based
around Debian. No Red Hat and Novell consultants in a suit. Linux is
adverse to that notion of investments and market share, but it spreads.
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