From: Caolan McNamara (Caolan.McNamara at domain ul.ie)
Date: Tue 28 Sep 1999 - 12:14:15 IST
On 28-Sep-99 Thomas Bridge wrote:
>On Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Caolan McNamara wrote:
>> btw are any of the list folk here actually involved in a linux
>> company per se ?
>> Anyone who has shipped a software solution on linux ?
>> Anyone flogging preinstalled linux machines ?
>> Making a living from installing linux on webservers ?
>That depends on what you mean by that? Most ISPs in this country are
>either running Linux or FreeBSD.
>If running 80% of your servers on Linux makes you a "linux company" then
>we are a linux company :)
No I wouldnt consider a company that uses linux what I have in mind, by that
rationale an airline would be a boeing or airbus company. But if aer lingus was
an airplane selling company selling airbuses then it would be an "airbus
company" by the kind of guideline that im trying to set. The ISP's are high
profile linux using companies, which is the kind of company that for instance
the sunday tribune was searching for for its article on linux.
But business plus are interested in companies selling linux or linux related
products. For instance dell ships linux preinstalled (well in theory, i dont
think the irish branch actually does that at the moment), and suse and redhat
definitely are, as thats all they do.
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