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Washington Post: We Don't Outdo Windows -- Yet

Jan 21, 1999, 01:43 (3 Talkback[s])

"Linux Firm Says It's Decades Away From Challenging Microsoft."

"In a weathered wooden frame, on the wall of his cramped office, hangs a picture that reflects Robert F. Young's attitude toward the world's largest software company. It's an oil painting of a dead turkey hanging by its legs."

"Young hopes that one day, if he makes all the right moves and Microsoft Corp. makes a lot of wrong ones, his company, Red Hat Software Inc., which sells a computer operating system called Linux, will hobble the software giant and its Windows family of products."

"Microsoft executives scoffed yesterday at Young's two-decade prediction. "I think that is ridiculously pessimistic," said Tod Nielsen, who manages Microsoft's relationships with software writers."

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