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RE: [SLE] Is SUSE the market-place chicken or the egg?
  • From: "Kai Ponte" <kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 13:57:00 -0700
  • Message-id: <E1FYr4G-0001Fb-RZ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Peter Van Lone [mailto:petervl@xxxxxxxxx]
> [...]
> > well first:
> >
> > I would say that since SUSE is the worlds #2 enterrpise distro, the
> > large customers are out there. It's just a numbers game. If your
> > company chooses not to find where they live and pursue them, then it
> > is either poor judgement or poor marketing analysis or teh result of
> > strategic decision. Why ask us?
> Cuz, while many of the people on this list are hobbyist and
> individual/personal users (and thus in no position to respond),
> perhaps SOME are actually working for sizeable companies that
> actually make significant use of SUSE (assuming that such exist).

Though not "sizable" in terms of total number of servers, my last
company had 12 production SLES servers running in addition to the SLES
partition on the mainframe.

They had thought of RHE but decided on SLES because of the price and the
support from IBM on the mainframe.

Of course, that paled in comparison to the several hundred Windows 2000
and 2003 Workstations serving apps and files.




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