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Upside: AOL, Sun Don't Get It

Oct 08, 1999, 14:33 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard L. Brandt)

"No company, not even Microsoft, can hold a monopoly forever."

"But Microsoft's competitors seem determined, through their own bullheadedness, to ensure Microsoft's success. Companies such as America Online and Sun seem to believe that to beat Microsoft, they should imitate its tactics..."

"Haven't either of these companies heard of the open source movement? Red Hat is one of the few software companies developing an innovative business model, exploiting both the open source movement and the Internet. Anyone can create new features and programs for Linux and share them over the Internet. Red Hat simply selects the best and sells them in return for service and support."

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