Washington Post: We Don’t Outdo Windows — Yet

“Linux Firm Says It’s Decades Away From Challenging

“In a weathered wooden frame, on the wall of his cramped office,
hangs a picture that reflects Robert F. Young’s attitude toward the
world’s largest software company. It’s an oil painting of a dead
turkey hanging by its legs.”

“Young hopes that one day, if he makes all the right moves and
Microsoft Corp. makes a lot of wrong ones, his company, Red Hat
Software Inc., which sells a computer operating system called
Linux, will hobble the software giant and its Windows family of

“Microsoft executives scoffed yesterday at Young’s two-decade
prediction. “I think that is ridiculously pessimistic,” said Tod
Nielsen, who manages Microsoft’s relationships with software

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