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Red Hat Global Desktop Delayed

Aug 06, 2007, 12:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Red Hat confirmed on Aug. 3 that it would be delaying the release of the newest member of its desktop Linux family, Red Hat Global Desktop, because the company is seeking to provide certain multimedia codecs. Sources close to Red Hat said obtaining some of these codecs was dependent on Red Hat coming to an agreement with Microsoft.

"In Red Hat's official statement, company spokesperson Leigh Cantrell Day said, 'We have finished the development phase of producing Global Desktop and are now polishing it up and testing it. We initially were trying to bring Global Desktop to market by August, but decided to delay until September...'"

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