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Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s Biggest Cloud Rival: CentOS?

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As Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) attempts to connect with cloud services providers (CSPs), the operating system seems to be facing surprise competition from a fierce rival. Microsoft Windows Azure? Nope. Ubuntu? Wrong again. The second coming of Unix? Not quite. Actually, the cloud OS rival could be CentOS — the free, unsupported version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here’s why.

GigaOm claims some CSPs are balking at new Red Hat support fees. The popular media site suggests that some cloud services providers are closing their wallets and opting instead for CentOS. According to GigaOm:

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rofl Funny blog post, the

Funny blog post, the varguy is bored. RH wishes Centos to rule the cloud. RH biggest enemy in the Linux world now is Ubuntu.

Not even

There's a billion reasons why RH isn't worried in the least about Unoobtu.

Canonical chased the wrong horse, betting that the consumer market could be turned into cash. It hasn't, and it won't. Any SERIOUS enterprise operation runs RHEL, period (even SUSE Enterprise isn't giving RH any real competition). Unoobtu can run on all the freebie hosts it wants, it still isn't going to eat (even the slightest) into RH's market.

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