LinuxStockNews: Rants and Raves (June 26, 2000)
Jun 26, 2000, 14:03 (1 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"This week I thought I would update you on the happenings at
one of the largest Linux companies, Red Hat (NASD: RHAT). I may
turn this into a series that covers each major Linux company and
discusses recent events and future prognosis. Red Hat closed
Thursday, June 22, at $34 3/16, well off its 52 week high of $151
5/16 experienced in the Linux euphoria days, but off its recent
lows of $15 in late May. The company is sporting a respectable $5.3
billion market cap and is up almost $10 over the past week. What's
new at Red Hat? Let's take a look?"
"I would say that Red Hat's corporate progress can be summarized
as right on track. Who hasn't heard of Bob Young? The company is
making the right acquisitions, releasing timely updates, keeping
Wall Street happy with solid revenue growth, joining the right
consortiums, striking partnerships with the biggest players, and
preaching the Linux gospel to corporations big and small alike.
There is no question that Red Hat is the company to beat amongst
Linux distributors. Mainstream adoption of Linux is continuing at a
frantic pace with Red Hat leading the charge."