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Somerset, New Jersey, May 1, 2004 The Linux Training Center has updated its Linux course offerings to reflect the new realities among Linux Hosting Distributors.

The Linux distribution market has undergone significant changes. In particular, the announcement by market leader Red Hat Software that it will no longer ship and support it's popular Red Hat Linux software. Red Hat has discontinued it's 'Retail/Community' distro in favor of an Enterprise distribution. The Linux distribution market can be characterized into three major distribution types: Enterprise, Retail and Community.

The Linux Training Center has re-focused its efforts on providing expert Linux training for IT professionals by expanding the Linux distributions that are covered in its courses. In most cases, IT pros will need to install, manage and develop solutions for Enterprise or Retail based distros. The reasons for this are simple. An Enterprise distro provides organizations of all sizes with the service and support that they have become accustomed to when dealing with commercial ISVs (Independent Software Vendors). Enterprise products offer varying levels of support up to 24x7x365. The Enterprise distro release cycle of 18 24 months is advantageous to both the enterprise user and the ISVs. Enterprise versions are usually purchased directly from the Linux distributor or via a Value Added Reseller. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux product line and Suse Linux Enterprise Server are Enterprise Linux distros.

Linux Retail distros are purchased at retail outlets, distributor websites or via VARs. Support for Retail distros usually consists of installation support, access to patches and software upgrades, and 'pay as you go' incident based support. The Retail distros generally follow the Linux community's aggressive release schedule of two new version releases per year. For a small organization, the Linux Retail distro may fit their requirements and budget more appropriately than an Enterprise distro. Red Hat Professional Workstation, Suse Linux and Mandrakelinux are Retail distributions.

The Linux Community distros usually contain cutting edge features, limited support options and a more aggressive release cycle. The most well known and highly regarded of the Community distros is Debian. The Community distros are developed by volunteer developers that are committed to Open Source Software. These distros are available in retail box sets or free downloads from web sites. One of the main differences between this type of distro and the other types is that there is no corporate entity that is accountable for this software.

The Linux Training Center's new courses reflect the new reality among Linux distributions and prepare IT professionals to support Suse Linux/Novell, Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora.

About Us:
The Linux Training Center is a leading provider of hands-on, instructor-led Linux and Open Source Software training. Our courses will prepare you to become proficient users, administrators and developers of Linux/Open Source Software. Our weekend schedule is designed to provide the flexibility that busy professionals require. Custom on-site training is also available.

Contact Us:
Training Coordinator [email protected]
The Linux Training Center
Malicom Systems, Inc.
Phone: 866-261-7900
Fax: 732-246-1711

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

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