One of Red Hat's proudest moments, ironically, was provided by Microsoft. At one point in its long-running antitrust trial, a Microsoft lawyer held up
a box of Red Hat Linux to make the point that Microsoft indeed faced competition. Szulik keeps a framed news photo of the scene in his board room.
In 1998, shortly after moving his family to North Carolina, Matthew J. Szulik took a call from an old friend and business associate, Bill Kaiser,
general manager of Greylock Ventures in Waltham, Massachusetts.
October 17, 2003