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CRN: Red Hat Linux 8.1 To Ship in April, Corporate Desktop Due In Late 2003

Jan 10, 2003, 19:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

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"Linux software vendor Red Hat plans to fortify its desktop Linux lineup by shipping Red Hat Linux 8.1 in April, a 32-bit technical workstation this quarter and a full-fledged corporate desktop in the next six to 12 months, the company confirmed.

"While the company plans to continue to position its Red Hat Linux 8.0 as a consumer-oriented product, it is gearing up for a corporate desktop in late 2003, said Mark De Visser, Red Hat's chief marketing officer.

"'What you see in [Red Hat] 8.1 is how we are investing in the technology required to get to the corporate desktop space,' said De Visser, noting that the release, code-named Phoebe, incorporates enhancements to the new BlueCurve GUI, and that the corporate edition later this year will offer an e-mail client that can access Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes. 'These are all part of a family of products that will expand over time and address desktops and portals,' he said..."

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