wounded in the line of duty
RHEL and FC have fallen by the wayside, along with all other unices. Ubuntu has the most development muscle and the most mindshare. By far. Shuttleworth will continue to play attach-and-extend with the other distros, getting them to work for him. Ubuntu is by far the dominant distro and continues to gain momentum.
The other distros have been condescending and scornful of Joe User, the guy who is interested in this linux thing is afraid of the command line. By catering to that demographic, Shuttleworth has developed a very large and devoted userbase. Ubuntu is not about to replace RHEL on the corporate server, not today or even in the next two years, but it's carving quite merrily into the desktop share previously owned by XP.
The current gasp of buzz about RHEL is a dead cat bounce. The distro is painfully outdated and awkward, and has already begun fading into obscurity.
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