Actually, I have a RedHat running at home. Playing with linus can help you a lot. However, few companies would like to
choose Linus. Yes, Individuals like you and me can get support and help from Internet. But enterprises can not depend upon a group of volunteers. If you are really good at
Linus, you skills will be useful gradually.
Let me say again: Technical Support is much more important than the money spent upon buying several machines. If you look into those Fortune 500 companies, most of them adapt IBM products. Why? they believe IBM's technical support. Here is a story: One company built an EJB site using BEA's Weblogic and Oracle 8i but the performace is poor. As they contacted BEA people, they
were told WebLogic was No1. EJB container vendor, and it was likely something was wrong with DB. As they contacted Oracle...
I don't think I need to continue my story.