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ZDNET: Berst Alert: The Red Hat Irony

Nov 30, 1999, 06:58 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)

[ Thanks to Brad Felmey for this link. ]

"Red Hat is the upside surprise of the year. I'm not just talking about Linux. We've been writing about the alternative OS for a long time now. Watching its slow, steady ascent. What has really caught fire in recent weeks is Red Hat, the leading distributor of Linux...."

"One reason for Red Hat's surging popularity is that Chairman Bob Young has been criss-crossing the nation, proselytizing his company's products as the alternative to the evil empire of Microsoft. And girding Red Hat for "world domination? and fast," as Young puts it, only half in jest."

"To achieve that, Red Hat must become? more like Microsoft. Which makes one of the biggest stories of the year also one of the most ironic. Here's what you need to know...."

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