Red Hat hits 10-year, $1bn Enterprise Linux birthday

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on May 16, 2012 12:31 AM EDT
The Register; By Timothy Prickett Morgan
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Making a Linux distribution is easy, and lots of people have done it and continue to do it. All you have to do is get the source code and integrate the pieces you like and slap your logo on it. Making a commercial Linux distribution that makes enough money to cultivate innovation and stability in the kernel is not so easy, however. Very few companies have done it, but Red Hat is one of them – and its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) marks its 10th birthday today.

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