Ashlee Vance takes
at Red Hat and the "consumer rat race". "Behold Jim
Whitehurst's iron-willed pragmatism. Mr. Whitehurst, the chief executive at Red Hat, sees the Linux revolution taking place with mobile devices. In 2009, Linux will land on more cellphones and mainstream computers than ever before — thanks to the efforts of companies like Google with Android, Canonical with Ubuntu and Intel with Moblin. As this onslaught of devices threatens to make Linux a household name, Red Hat, the most prominent Linux brand on the planet, will keep its iconic logo locked away in the data center, running on servers.
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