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CRN: Top 25 Executives: Robert Young

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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