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Old 29th December 2013
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Originally Posted by DaBSD View Post
Linux has long been supported by industry grands, such as IBM, Oracle, RedHat etc., who's nowadays responsible for almost 50% of kernel code changes. IBM alone invested 1bn USD into Linux 10-12 years ago and is going to repeat it again. Such a strong backing leads to a much broader functionality, hence a bigger eco-system, more distribs, more hardware drivers, more software, more games ported, more life.
I don't think that industry support equals better quality. In fact, in my experience as both a user & developer is that commercially developed is often (not always) of poorer quality. A mediocre `meh, good enough' is the industry standard.
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