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PC Week: Red Hat's Young sees no need to 'reinvent the PC'

Nov 16, 1999, 01:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Berinato)

"Less than a day after Microsoft Corp. CEO Bill Gates touted the robust future of the PC, Red Hat Inc. Chairman Bob Young announced the platform's death in a Comdex keynote address here Monday."

"Our opportunity is in the killer applications of the 21st century, not in reinventing the PC platform," Young said during his wide ranging speech. "And the killer apps will be Internet appliances."

"Young told the packed audience at the Linux Business Expo, a show held in conjunction with Comdex, that the ease of use and different form factors that appliances can take on will supplant the PC."

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