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SYS-CON Radio Interviews Bob Corrigan, InstallShield

SYS-CON Radio Interviews Bob Corrigan, InstallShield

SYS-CON Radio interviews Bob Corrigan, Product Manager for InstallShield's setup authoring tools, live at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2004 in San Francisco about the dramatic year-to-yer growth that InstallShield is seeing in its cross-platform sales...including Linux.

"You can create Linux installs with InstallShield 10," Corrigan says.

Is he worried that someone in the OS community will write a "killer installer application" and open source it, thus making InstallShield 10's virtues moot? Sure, the company needs to keep an eye on that, Corrigan concedes.

But it's a complicated business, and one at which InstallShield excels uniquely.On about 500 million PCs globally, the 6th most distributed application on Windows, InstallShield now hopes to extend beyond its ubiquity in the Windows marketplace to the Linux world."When open source folks see the InstallShield logo, they will think, 'Aha - they cared enough to use the very best,' he says..

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[interview in MP3 format]

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James Turner is president of Black Bear Software. James was formerly senior editor of Linux.SYS-CON.com and has also written for Wired, Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. He is currently working on his third book on open source development.

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