Feeds

O'Reilly, VA Linux, SGI to drive Debian retail push

Debian gets Red Hat, Caldera treatment

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

3 Big data security analytics techniques

VA Linux Systems, SGI and IT-oriented book publisher O'Reilly Associates have come together to push Debian's eponymous Linux distribution through retail channels. For Debian, the move will provide the organisation access with the same kind of mainstream exposure Red Hat and Caldera are already getting for their own Linux distributions. The involvement of O'Reilly is key here. As a book publisher it has extensive experience of the distributing product through retail, both through bookshops and computer stores. VA, meanwhile, will provide technical support to Debian's retail customers. Quite what SGI's input is remains unclear -- we expect it to be primarily financial. Of course, Debian is in a sense already on course for the retail world, thanks to Corel's decision to base its own mainstream-oriented Linux distribution on Debian's own. Still, there's value in the 'more the merrier' approach, and widening the variety of distributions available to a broader public than the online channel currently provides is good for Linux advocates' attempts to promote the open source OS as something other than just a geek toy. Still, the real winners here will be the likes of O'Reilly, VA and other companies seeking to exploit the commercial periphery of this broadly non-commercial OS. O'Reilly has a fine line of Linux titles, and the opportunities for book/software cross-promotion are considerable. VA, meanwhile, can offer extended support and service products to all those new users intrigued by an operating system that costs just $19.95. ® Related Story VA Linux files IPO

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley: Ousting Steve Jobs 'was a mistake'
Twenty-nine years later, post-Pepsi exec has flat-forehead moment
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.