Computer Business Review: The Last Laugh?
Sep 02, 2004, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])
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"When Red Hat launched its fresh attack on the desktop operating
system in May, with Red Hat Desktop, it preceded the launch with a
series of statements from the great and the good of the IT
industry. Examples included: '640K ought to be enough for anybody,'
Bill Gates, 1981; and 'I think there is a world market for about
five computers,' attributed to Thomas Watson, then IBM chairman,
"The inference was clear: they all laughed at Christopher
Columbus when he said the world was round, and Red Hat would be
having the last laugh when it proved the doubters wrong and
established Linux as a viable alternative to Windows as a desktop