"Red Hat wants its customers to realize the company offers
more than free software, said chairman and co-founder Robert
Young in his keynote address at NetWorld+Interop 2000 Atlanta on
"Red Hat's open source technology runs the Internet and
intranet, so we have a large underground end-user base," Young
"Because it is open source, Red Hat's software can offer its
users more control over technology than companies like IBM Corp.
and Sun Microsystems can deliver, Young said. He said Red Hat's
software goals include easy installation and little administrative
"My company invests heavily in Windows NT and our support is not
good and it's very pricey," Brown said. "It would be cost-effective
to our company. I hope I can get Young to speak to my boss."
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