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From the conference call:
So it looks like all these companies trying to be like Red Hat has only validated Linux in big business. And all it takes is one tech support call to Microsoft to understand the value of support. Congrats to Red Hat!"CFO Charlie Peters said that the company is "cautiously optimistic that competitive efforts by some of the largest technology companies in the world are actually expanding our opportunity."
Trip Chowdhry, managing director Global Equities Research, said Oracle has misread the market for open source software. "Oracle thinks Linux support is a cost issue; it isn't. It's a business issue."
Saturday was my daughter's birthday. We planned to cap off the day with a drive to Titusville to watch the space shuttle launch. It ended up not working out, so we were home in the evening.
A little after 7 I turned on the NASA channel to keep track of how things were going. I didn't know what the weather was like at the cape but it was beautiful at our house. Not much wind, no clouds, very nice. As I watched the countdown progress I could feel myself getting really keyed