Is Red Hat still relevant? You bet.

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| Red Hat, thanks for being the beacon of Linux-based business success. Let's
| hope you continue to stay true to your principles, continue the rapid
| progression of Linux, and that you keep making a reasonable profit doing so.
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http://www.montanalinux.org/redhat-relevent.html

This covers the Ubuntu angle as well.

A fantastic result for Inkscape with Launchpad

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| As you can see, the Inkscape community has been busy triaging and closing
| bugs, radically reducing the “new and unknown” bug count and giving the
| developers a tighter, more focused idea of where the important issues are
| that need to be addressed.
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http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/135


Related:

Red Hat Pits Itself Against VMware

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| Red Hat’s new goal is to underpin 50% of the world’s servers by 2015.
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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| And since virtualization is projected to take over the world by then that’s a
| lot of Xen virtualization – and there’s no extra cost in it like there is
| with VMware since it’s bundled with RHEL. (Red Hat’s telling people they’ll
| save $20,000-$30,000 a server.)
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http://www.clientservernews.com/