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CNET News: Red Hat Hears Desktop Linux Calling

Jun 24, 2002, 22:00 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat, the leading seller of Linux, gets the vast majority of its revenue from the use of its product in servers--more powerful networked computers typically run by technically proficient administrators. But cost and security issues with Microsoft's software, combined with the arrival of the Mozilla Web browser, have triggered Red Hat's interest in a desktop Linux, Chief Executive Matthew Szulik said in an interview with CNET News.com.

"'We think we can deliver a fully integrated solution that is based on open-source technologies,' Szulik said. A year ago, information technology executives didn't consider the issue, but 'I would say it's accelerating (and) showing up in three to four conversations a month now with chief information officers...'"

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