hoax or bad taste joke by Redhat's CEO?
ben at muppethouse.com
Wed Nov 5 13:35:37 UTC 2003
Howard Owen wrote:
>Mr. Szulik spoke the truth regarding the current suitability of Linux
>for the home market, I have no doubt. But his recommendation that users
>buy Windows instead burns my bottom. Red Hat clearly isn't attempting to
>address the home market, but other Linux vendors are. Matthew Szulik's
>vote of confidence for Windows at home sows salt in a field that he
>doesn't care to plant. This would be despicable if it were deliberate. I
>don't believe that's the case, so it's only highly annoying.
Hmmm, so you are saying that he should lie? Or maybe just refuse to
I'm not saying you are off-base, I am just looking at your comments from
position. I see the grain of truth in what Mr. Szulik said, like you
do. I also see
how some people could be angry that he said it, and feel that he was
ruthless in doing so. But I also think it is more likely that he was
just speaking his
mind, and I like that.
I don't think Lycoris or Lindows or Xandros or Mandrake or
whatever they are need handholding. They can speak for themselves. It
Szulik's job to pamper them.
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