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DesktopLinux.com: Desktop Linux Breaking Ground

Aug 15, 2003, 01:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

[ Thanks to kim for this link. ]

"The most intriguing prospects for Desktop Linux may wait in the halls of Raleigh-based Red Hat. Analysts and Linux observers have labeled Red Hat an infrastructure and server company. Management has guided the company like a good mutual fund manager. Don't count them out of the Desktop market where they will more likely dominate the field.

"The chief spokesperson for the leading Linux Company recently explained Red Hat's position. Leigh Day said that Linux would become ready for desktop competition when anyone can plug any device like a video camera into the computer and it will work. Just like Apple's OS X? Yes, she told me, just like OS X.

"Leigh also confirmed stories I read about Red Hat abandoning the retail market. She explained that Red Hat changed its personal Linux distribution to a development community. Red Hat wants its desktop to benefit from the latest technology advances in the open source community. As Doc Searls commented, 'so that Linux will have all the device drivers of its competitors...'"

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