From: William Murphy (alias at domain tinet.ie)
Date: Fri 10 Sep 1999 - 13:38:56 IST
David Murphy wrote:
> Do you think people are likely to start looking for "A Red Hat box"
> instead of "A Linux box"?
I've already heard someone (someone who claimed to use linux for that matter)
answer the question "Who invented linux?" with "RedHat Software."
While obviously this user cannot have been too clued in, it's quite possible
that, as RedHat becomes more popular, businesses could start buying RedHat,
finding it works out of the box, and then leaving it at that, without ever
finding out about open source etc. Admittedly open source seems to be mentioned
more and more often in the press, decreasing the likelyhood of this, but in my
own case I was using linux for a fairly long time before I learned about what
open source is really about, and that was only as a result of Slashdot pushing
all those links to articles about it in my face all the time.
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