Red Hat Linux: A Name Rich with Meaning

1 It was named after red, which in Western history is “the symbol of liberation and challenge of authority”

2 Co-founder Marc Ewing wore his grandfathers red Cornell lacrosse hat in college and became known for his tech expertise – those with problems went to see the guy in the red hat.

3 Ewing named his software project Red Hat 1 Red Hat 2 and so on. “So when he started his Linux project, he just named it Red Hat Linux “Young Said. All righty then



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