dbusiness.com: Can Red Hat capitalize on Microsoft's woes?
Jul 04, 2000, 15:10 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Batchelor)
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"While the world waits for the outcome of the federal
government's wrangling with a certain software behemoth, open
source enthusiasts are hoping the companies touting Linux will
benefit from Microsoft's woes."
"In theory, the reasoning makes sense: Microsoft's problems
allow companies with competing products a chance to gain a footing.
In reality, however, the picture is much different, especially
considering how entrenched the Windows operating system is in the
"Compounding the problem is the Redmond, Wash., giant's cash
reserves, estimated at $6 to $8 billion. The real question may be:
Are you willing to bet against Microsoft, even if it is broken in
half? Some analysts have predicted that Microsoft could decide to
snap up a Linux company. Then where would the Research Triangle's
Red Hat and the others stand?"