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Five Reasons Red Hat Should Ignore Consumer Linux Desktops

May 20, 2008, 00:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

"Okay, it has been about a month since Red Hat said it had no plans to offer a consumer Linux release. Lots of folks went ballistic. The VAR Guy didn't. Instead, he took some time to digest the news. And now he’s ready to say--definitively--that Red Hat made the right decision. Here are five reasons why Red Hat should ignore pleas for a consumer Linux release.

"1. Money: Where is Red Hat going to generate the best profit margins and recurring revenue? The consumer desktop business is cutthroat..."

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