Ubuntu Linux not only faces competition from the Windows and Mac operating systems, but also from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise. This week, Steve George, director of corporate services for Ubuntu Linux distributor Canonical, talks about what sets Ubuntu apart and how IT solution providers can use it to serve their customers. We also discuss Citrix Systems' exclusive distribution deal with Ingram Micro and what it could mean for channel partners.
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With Canonical's latest Ubuntu release comes hope that partners and independent software vendors will help push the Linux distribution into more businesses.
The deal offers partners more perks but could take away their leverage to negotiate for higher margins.