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You say that this Redhat is a long term holding, but how long term are you considering? Taking into account that Microsoft NT 2000 wil steal away valuable accounts from Redhat, and that name recognition is such a large part of the industry. Microsoft will win over many clients just based on the fact that they are safe and proven. Also many businesses are already equiped with the Microsoft Family of desktop essentials and Networks, is it wise to think that Redhat could concievably "steal" these accounts? I beleive you are correct Redhat is a well run Co. but for them to make any serious run at Microsoft they had better start seriously advertising and getting that name on the Market, which means that overall earnings will suffer. For how long? Just ask IBM what happened to their OS2 system, once the industry favorite to compete with Microsoft. I beleive you are correct this is a long term buy but I look to the 5-10 year maturity on this stock, which means that the window of opportunity will be open for quite a while. There's no rush, in the meantime stick your money in a Co. with immediate growth like Micron systems while you wait for Redhat to catch up to the big boys.

By which division of Microsoft Corporation are you employed? I hope not by public relations department, because you are not very good at it.

Say what you will, but just let me know if anything I said is incorrect, then I'll listen and we'll talk about your PR skills, otherwise continue writing these well thought out replies, they're good for a laugh at the end of the day.
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