A ringside seat at the Red Hat/Novell wars

For Red Hat/Novell watchers, the recent dueling and same-day product announcements provide a ringside seat, as the two rivals continue to jockey for position. There are individual victories or defeats, as when managed services provider Conteqix tapped Red Hat over Novell:

Sometimes Novell inches ahead over Red Hat, but then Novell gets a black eye — or at least some bad press — to counteract its small victory. And sometimes Ubuntu emerges to score a win, as in the case of excavator Oxford Archaeology which went all open source to archive its data and for its general communication systems as well:

In the week ahead, we’ll feature additional case studies: one on Bonnier Corp., a publisher that switched database servers from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Enterprise Linux, a report on Red Hat’s role in continuing innovation at the New York Stock Exchange and more.

Pam Derringer, News Writer