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From: Valdis.Kletnieks at (
Subject: Fw: Red Hat Linux end-of-life update and transition planning 

On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 21:51:09 MST, Michael Gale said:

> Oh -- did I mention that slackware is the most Unix like distro available.
> There is a reason that hotmail is running on FreeBSD and NOT Red Hat 

Who owns Hotmail?

Who is the biggest opponent of the GPL?

Who'd prefer not being caught dead running a GPL system, and look for ANY
alternative if their own operating system wasn't scalable to the task, even
if it wasn't technically the best choice?

Remember, businesses make decisions for lots of reasons other than sheer
technical merit. Often, political/perception issues count for more....

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