28722467 story Why Linux Vendors Need To Sell More Than Linux 290 Posted by Soulskill on Tuesday January 31, 2012 @05:59PM from the penguin-shaped-cookies dept. jfruh writes "Mandriva, a venerable Linux distro, is on the verge of shutting down. One of its main problems is that it never grew into more than just an OS vendor. The big players in the commercial Linux space — Red Hat, SuSE, Canonical — all built Linux into their larger computing visions. Is there any room in the marketplace for just a straight-up Linux distro anymore?"