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NewsForge: Redmond Linux: Stripped-down Linux business aims at desktop newbies

Aug 19, 2001, 21:08 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)
"...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 produce CDs."

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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