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Fortune: Betting On Linux

Apr 28, 1999, 12:28 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Serwer)

"...it's that Young's ideas are, well, tough to digest. As in: "It's great that so many people pass along free copies of our product." Huh? And "I'm proud to say that I think we have the lowest revenue per customer of any company in America." I repeat: huh?"

"It's weird stuff, but don't think for a minute that Young is some kind of freeware freak. He's really a hard-charging tech CEO, espousing a fairly traditional business model. It just sounds strange because it's couched in the logic of the wacky but burgeoning business that is Linux."

"The reason I went down to Carolina was to find out about Linux--which is supposed to be the first real threat to Microsoft's dominance--and whether there's any way for investors to get in on it..."

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