Under the Radar

Any Linux aficionado will already be familiar with tales from the open source movement, and the emergence of Linux as an operating system that is changing the direction of the software industry. While Microsoft's monopoly might not have tumbled, as this book points out, it has been shaken by this operating system, which can be downloaded, modified, and distributed for free.

For someone unfamiliar with Linux, this book will lend an insight into the software industry. Certainly, Robert Young's accounts of Red Hat's development of Linux are interesting enough as a fly on the wall perspective.

Unfortunately, although all the ingredients are there for some great stories, they don't come to life. The closest Young comes to detailing the character traits of prominent industry identities is when describing Intel's Andre Turenne losing his cool. Somehow, everyone else comes off as men in grey suits.

Red Hat is just one of the many companies which package and distribute Linux software and services; while being a dominant player, its Linux story, which Young freely admits at the beginning of the book, is not THE Linux story.

Billed as an adventure story about the Linux revolution, Under the Radar shows the determination that is required when challenging business norms. Undoubtedly, when your business model is to sell and service free software, you need to believe in yourself.

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