Friday, June 22, 2012

Red Hat CEO Is Ready To Squash Microsoft, VMware, and Oracle

Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat has some fighting words for old-school software makers like Microsoft, VMware and Oracle.
He wants them gone. Or at least, he wants their closed, proprietary software outta here.
Now that Red Hat has become the first and only pure open-source company with a billion dollars in annual revenues, his goal is  the death (more or less) of proprietary software.
HOW AWESOME !!!  Sink Em'
He Says, "We got to a billion dollars by convincing the world that open source is a viable alternative to traditional proprietary software, The next step is to make open source the default choice in this next generation of computing That's what takes us from $1 billion to $5 billion and beyond."
Open source lets software users make changes and freely share the software with others. Companies that sell old-fashioned software licenses don't let users do that.
I've personally a advocate for Open Source Software and currently run Ubuntu at home, unfortunately most consumers have absolutely no idea that they have a choice oif operating Systems, i've asked handful's of friends and I would say 75% believe windows is part of the computer they have and they have no alternative.

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