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Red Hat monopolises Linux distro mind share

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WHILE SEVERAL Linux based vendors showed up at this year's exhibition like last year, the only major distributor present was Red Hat. The company's booth seemed to attract even more people than last year.

Even more puzzling was the fact that Novell's SuSE Linux, Sun's JDS and other distributors like Linspire were nowhere to be seen. Small ISVs and others like Point Horizon offered open source based products, like its Pointcall voice thing built on top of Asterisk, the open source PBX and VoIP (voice over internet protocol) gateway software.

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