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Mark Shuttleworth casts doubt on Red Hat's long term relevance

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THE FOUNDER of Linux vendor Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth has questioned whether Red Hat's pricing structure is viable for enterprise cloud deployments.

Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution is making a big push into the enterprise and cloud, where it will go head to head with long-time enterprise Linux incumbent Red Hat and its Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution. However Shuttleworth is not sure that Red Hat's pricing structure will make the firm competitive.

Initially Shuttleworth seemed to position Ubuntu as a cheaper alternative to Red Hat, saying,

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