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CRN: Top 25 Executives: Robert Young

Nov 13, 1999, 21:07 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Young is the quintessential marketeer, capitalizing big on the open-source craze, and perhaps, on anti-Microsoft sentiments. To paraphrase Wilt Chamberlain: Nobody roots for Goliath. And, Linux clearly is David to the Microsoft Windows' Goliath."

"The mere fact that Red Hat made Linux commercially available in CD format was enough to earn high praise from some quarters. "They certainly made it more accessible. . . . In the old days, it took something like six hours to download the stuff, now you get it in the store," says David Bohon, a salesman at Compute This, a Norman, Okla., reseller."

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