But who would have guessed? Oh yeah, everyone who's ever used Linux
. You see, Red Hat's business model was to sell second-rate
operating systems to the uninformed masses
who see the bright red
box on the store shelves thinking it's some alternative to Quicken
or something. So they buy it, put it in their little CDROM trays and watch in horror as the piece of shit tries to infest itself on your hard drive
Then, you're forced to call their 1-900 number, which they charge you about 83 yuans per minute. So you're sitting there, with a direct link to China, wondering what the hell you're going to do because when you turn your computer on, the god damn thing stops at L I. So what do you do? You could wait for one of their support personnel to speak with you on the telephone in that weird Mao accent that they all have, telling you how to get your Windows back up. Meanwhile, they've bilked you out of about a month's worth of employee pay.
Take a look at this exerpt from a particularly technologically-saavy website: It would make a great deal of sense for AOL/Time-Warner to acquire an operating system for leverage against Microsoft - same reason they bought Netscape.
Oh yeah, that's right. What ever did happen to Netscape, anyway? If AOL planned on fostering anything to rival Internet Explorer, they've thoroughly failed. AOL wasted countless amounts of money (I believe the figure was $4.2 billion) to buy that company and drove it to ruins. Hopefully they will do the same to Red Hat, and put us all out of our misery.