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Linux Journal: Red Hat Stalks Microsoft with Mozilla and Sendmail

Nov 30, 1999, 23:57 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Penn)

"Is there anything wrong with this scenario? A top Linux distribution charges into battle against Microsoft ... a red flag of retribution snapping violently in the wind as the open-source code warriors, armed with open-source browsers and messaging services, storm the monied hills of Redmond ... a cry of "world domination" ringing sweetly in the ears of the patriots...."

"Depending on where you stand--as an e-business looking for affordable e-commerce solutions, a dyed-in-the-wool source code hacker, or an innocent PC user trying to decide between Windows and the wild world of Linux, Red Hat's aggressive moves to seize Linux market share and beat back the tide of Windows (ab)use are either the boon you have been hoping for, or simply another example of money making the world (even the Linux world) go 'round."

"PC Week is reporting that Red Hat, fresh off the heels of its announced acquisition of Cygnus Solutions and the formation of its Red Hat Center for Open Source, is looking to invest and support both the Mozilla browser project and Sendmail Inc. The moves are reportedly part of Red Hat's strategy to both revive major open-source initiatives and kick the Microsoft Lion while it's down."

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