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Red Hat Linux Desktop Moves: Calculated Strategy

May 06, 2008, 21:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

"Recently, Red Hat announced that it would not pursue the consumer desktop market for the time being. Immediate reactions were almost as misinformed as those which followed the announcement made by Wal-Mart last month--an announcement that only meant to say that GNU/Linux PCs would be sold online but not off the shelf.

"The latest announcement from Red Hat was neither very significant nor should it have much impact on desktop Linux as a whole. Red Hat pointed to consumer desktop dominance by an operating system behemoth called Microsoft. The more significant problems Red Hat was facing are probably competing GNU/Linux distributions..."

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