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LinuxCon: Red Hat CEO : What's Next for Linux? I don't know

Aug 17, 2011, 21:23 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Whitehurst told the LinuxCon audience that the general view of Linux coming from analyst groups is that Linux has done a solid job and is a viable alternative to tradional stacks. He noted that to him, that doesn't tell the whole story.

When it comes to new workloads, Whitehurst said that Linux dominates and will drive platform choices for years to come.

Whitehurst noted that the biggest lesson that he has learned as the CEO of Red Hat is that while Linux is great technology it is the innovation that it enables that is its greatest strength.

"Linux, because of its nature and it's 'free as in beer', allows people to try new things and it enables new levels of inovation that couldn't have happend before," Whitehurst said. "Companies like Google would not exist if it were not for Linux."

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