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Re: hoax or bad taste joke by Redhat's CEO?

Why not? He's being honest. Can you honestly imagine your grandma picking
up a computer and then finding out she needs to edit her /etc/inittab?


Linux is still too much of a "geek" operating system. You're not thinking
like a consumer; they want the thing to work, work now, work without their
intervention, and they *simply don't care* how it functions. Much like
cars, really.

And Windows XP really isn't bad; it's a good, modern OS (though
architectually needs work), that's fast and reliable, and compared to the
abomination that was Windows Me, it's a Godsend. Remember, your average
consumer knows absolutely nothing of the computing world; that's how AOL
made all its money.


Justin L Croonenberghs

"You're not a freak, you're just stupid!"

Alexander Dalloz said:
> Today I found this online article:
> http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104_2-5101690.html
> I must confess, that I am more than a little bit irritated. Is that a
> hoax?
> From my point of view, Fedora is a very good desktop linux, but maybe
> Redhat just takes it as an unserious playground.
> For several years since now I am an enthusiastic Redhat user - both on
> desktop and on servers as well - and think it is a good strategy to
> divide enterprise products from home user product. This does not mean,
> that Linux is far from be good for desktops systems in the enterprise
> area nor on home users, private PCs.
> If these statements in the article are really by Matthew Szulik, he
> should overthink whether his is right at position as CEO. I never heard
> an officer telling customers to better buy the product from the
> competitor.
> Regards
> Alexander
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