January 21, 2002

Overview of an AOL-TW purchase of Red Hat Linux

Author: JT Smith

MozillaQuest reports: "[I]n our opinion, AOL's success has been in the media and marketing arenas -- not in computer technology and software development. The obvious prize AOL-TW likely seeks in its desires to takeover Red Hat is the Linux operating system (OS). However, something AOL-Time-Warner's investors might not realize . . . is that Red Hat . . . does not own the Linux OS. . . . either AOL-Time-Warner is just plain stupid or there is something else that AOL-TW is after in its attempts to acquire Red Hat Linux."


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