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Why most of the servers use redhat and not free ubuntu server LTS?

(problem transter to other software or redhat much better)


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closed as not a real question by Sven, Ben Pilbrow, Zoredache, EEAA, ewwhite Mar 7 '11 at 23:29

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It's a bit hard to understand what you're asking here, but I'm going to take a guess:

"Why are people using Red Hat Enterprise (and similar commercial distributions) instead of Ubuntu, wich is free?"

The simple answer (to a very broad question): Vendor support.

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Just noting that Ubuntu recently added professional support See - ( Ubuntu even provides support for "cloud" specifically if you care about that. I guess redhat started first, has done a good job and thus has a big following, but I know thousands are using or starting to use Ubuntu server now, and it's serving them just fine as well – kim0 Mar 8 '11 at 12:00

More to the point: (1) companies generally want to buy support contracts, which they can get from Red Hat or SuSE but not from Canonical; (2) commercial software for Linux almost always supports supports Red Hat, often supports Novell/SuSE, and rarely Ubuntu.

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I need for web server that holds websites, in this case I think commercial software not needed – Yosef Mar 8 '11 at 12:19
@user43353 - then there's no need to ask this question: install the OS you want, and run with it :) – warren Mar 9 '11 at 3:47

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