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Jan 27, 2004, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Red Hat Inc. is accelerating development of Linux for the desktop and handheld clients, but sees considerable work to complete before facing Microsoft Corp. in the consumer market, according to the company's chief executive officer (CEO).

"'Microsoft has been delivering a desktop product now for almost 14 or 15 years, ever since it introduced Windows, and that is the expectation that most customers in the marketplace have about ease of use, about function,' said Matthew Szulik, Red Hat's chairman and CEO, here on Friday. 'So for Red Hat to move into the consumer marketplace means that we have to exceed that expectation, and that will take time...'"

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