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TechWeb: Red Hat Looks To Broaden Its Appeal

Sep 26, 2000, 20:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kim Renay Anderson)

"Red Hat wants its customers to realize the company offers more than free software, said chairman and co-founder Robert Young in his keynote address at NetWorld+Interop 2000 Atlanta on Tuesday."

"Red Hat's open source technology runs the Internet and intranet, so we have a large underground end-user base," Young said."

"Because it is open source, Red Hat's software can offer its users more control over technology than companies like IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems can deliver, Young said. He said Red Hat's software goals include easy installation and little administrative intervention...."

"My company invests heavily in Windows NT and our support is not good and it's very pricey," Brown said. "It would be cost-effective to our company. I hope I can get Young to speak to my boss."

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