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The Register: Red Hat to bundle Eazel - making it the de facto Linux desktop standard?

Jan 30, 2001, 15:15 (33 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"Red Hat yesterday said it will bundle Eazel's Nautilus 'Linux user interface for the rest of us' software with future releases of the open source OS."

"Something of a coup, this, since Red Hat dominates the Linux market. With Sun gearing up to bundle Nautilus with Solaris and Dell choosing the software as its own preferred Linux user interface, Eazel now stands a good chance of seeing its code become the de facto standard open source UI desktop."

"The services side is where Eazel hopes to make money, using the free Nautilus as a gateway to offer Linux users paid-for, Net-based services. It's a canny move in that Nautilus ought to make the open source OS far more friendly to non-techies, boosting both the operating system's user base and, in turn, the number of potential customers of Eazel's services."

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