"...the small group of coders mostly working on Redmond
Linux in their off hours believe they can improve on the Linux
desktop experience, despite all the bad news.
"Our goal, simply put, is the ever-elusive Linux desktop," says
Rick Collette, v.p. of marketing and coder for Redmond Linux, and
founder of the embedded deepLinux project, now merged with Redmond
Linux. "How are we going to reach that goal? We have all the time
in the world, something many other companies don't have. See, we
have no infusion, seed, venture, or other funding, and no one to
answer to for it. I pump what little money I have into keeping the
infrastructure going, and saving here and there so that we can
This bare-bones approach to building a Linux business seems to
be working for Redmond Linux, named after the city Cheek and
closed-source software giant Microsoft both call home. (He gives a
couple of other reasons for the name, too: "I expect this software
product to cater to, and learn from the experiences of Windows
users," and "I wanted a name that people could remember, and that
would be distinct.")"
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