"I am one of many who felt that Red Hat's abandonment of their
desktop user community was treacherous at best. I see the logic in
this from a customer support perspective--after all, answering
questions from randoms who've coughed up the money for a Linux
distribution at CompUSA can be time-consuming, but that's how you
build market share. Assuming, of course, that this is the market
that you want to be in. Since April 30, 2004, a personal black
Friday for desktop Red Hat Linux users, only Red Hat's Enterprise
Linux products have been supported by Red Hat, and Red Hat's focus
is solely on the enterprise market.
"To fill the void, Red Hat announced the foundation and
sponsorship of the Fedora Project, whose goal according to their
Web site is 'to work with the Linux community to build a complete,
general purpose operating system exclusively from free software.'
On my screen, the subtitles read 'To sponsor a project and people
who will develop stuff that we can suck directly into future RHEL
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