hoax or bad taste joke by Redhat's CEO?

Andy Green fedora at warmcat.com
Wed Nov 5 13:47:44 UTC 2003

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On Wednesday 05 November 2003 13:35, Ben Russo wrote:

> Hmmm, so you are saying that he should lie?  Or maybe just refuse to
> comment?

Look at it this way, do you think the guy wanted the interview to go out with 
that headline?  If he had given the same content with a slightly different 
spin (eg, "Linux is closing in on Windows' usability real fast, just look at 
the massive progress in the last year or two -- I expect it to overtake it 
for even non tech users in less than 24 months") he could have had a VERY 
different headline with the same contents, eg, "Redhat give Windows 24 months 
left at the top".  Much as I hate being spun this is where he should have 
been at.

Instead the way he spoke combined with the semi-detachment of Fedora makes 
people wonder if inside Redhat the desktop has been backburnered.

- -Andy
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