Value-added resellers that responded to a recent Channel Insider poll chose Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the best server operating system, according to a press release. Poll participants ranked products in categories including product familiarity, after-market sales opportunities and potential for profit, among other things.
Sun Microsystems' Solaris 10 and Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 took second and third places, respectively. But don't assume that those participating in the poll were a bunch of "Microsoft haters," says News.com blogger Matt Asay. Microsoft products were top picks in the poll categories of client operating system, database and system and network management.
According to PR inside, Chris Pyle, CEO of Red Hat partner Champion Solutions Group, said:
We continue to see strong interest for Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a cost-effective solution that provides value and drives growth on a budget without compromising capability. We appreciate that Red Hat continues to invest in the channel...