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SlashTCO.com: An Interview with Joseph Cheek - founder and CTO of Redmond Linux.

Feb 24, 2001, 17:00 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Russ Foster for this link. ]

"Joseph Cheek faced a difficult task - to make Linux user-friendly on the desktop - even more so than Windows. Joseph and his development team have risen to the challenge and the first full release of Redmond Linux personal edition is imminent. Microsoft may not yet be aware but a mini revolution is taking place in its own back yard. Joseph kindly took time out from his busy schedule to tell us more about his user friendly distribution."

"Q:So tell me a bit more about the ease of use aspect of Redmond Linux."

"A: Well one of the things that we are really pushing is to make Redmond Linux very, very easy to use. Some of the other Linux distributions have tried but I think that we are going to really push the envelope. I don't think that anyone, with the possible exception of Corel, has made it (Linux) really easy. So if you compare us to Mandrake, Caldera or anybody else, we are going to be significantly easier, even if you include the Ximian (formerly Gnome) and the Eazel stuff, we will still be easier than anything else that's gone to market right now. There is really not going to be a single big distribution that's going to be easier than Redmond Linux. Even if you look at Easy Linux, Best Linux, Win Linux or some of the other smaller distributions that are trying to be 'easy' to the end user - they don't compare to what we are going to have when we ship. So there's nothing that's going to be quite the same as our distribution."

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