"Nobody said leading the paradigm shift would be easy, but
judging by recent PR problems, Linux distribution leader Red Hat,
based in Durham, N.C., is lending a whole new meaning to the term
"From a plummeting stock price to exaggerated reports of buggy
code to growing outcry over the company's perceived attempts to set
itself apart from the rest of the Linux distributor community, Red
Hat has been buffeted by nothing but bad news in recent
"Where the storm really gained intensity, however, was in the
Internet chat rooms related to Linux kernel development and the new
Red Hat 7.0 release. In its efforts to provide customers with the
latest Linux features, Red Hat rushed to market an unstable
release, some observers charged. "
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