InfoWorld: Red Hat Eyes Client Opportunities
Jan 27, 2004, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Ribeiro)
[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]
"Red Hat Inc. is accelerating development of Linux for the
desktop and handheld clients, but sees considerable work to
complete before facing Microsoft Corp. in the consumer market,
according to the company's chief executive officer (CEO).
"'Microsoft has been delivering a desktop product now for almost
14 or 15 years, ever since it introduced Windows, and that is the
expectation that most customers in the marketplace have about ease
of use, about function,' said Matthew Szulik, Red Hat's chairman
and CEO, here on Friday. 'So for Red Hat to move into the consumer
marketplace means that we have to exceed that expectation, and that
will take time...'"