hoax or bad taste joke by Redhat's CEO?

Ben Russo ben at muppethouse.com
Wed Nov 5 13:35:37 UTC 2003

Howard Owen wrote:

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>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 
a skeptical
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 
being very
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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