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Upside: It's not easy being Red Hat

Oct 13, 2000, 18:18 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

"Nobody said leading the paradigm shift would be easy, but judging by recent PR problems, Linux distribution leader Red Hat, based in Durham, N.C., is lending a whole new meaning to the term 'bleeding edge.'"

"From a plummeting stock price to exaggerated reports of buggy code to growing outcry over the company's perceived attempts to set itself apart from the rest of the Linux distributor community, Red Hat has been buffeted by nothing but bad news in recent weeks...."

"Where the storm really gained intensity, however, was in the Internet chat rooms related to Linux kernel development and the new Red Hat 7.0 release. In its efforts to provide customers with the latest Linux features, Red Hat rushed to market an unstable release, some observers charged. "

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