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Did Canonical Just Get Punked by Red Hat and Novell?

Apr 21, 2008, 16:30 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"I watched with my usual fascination as the news cycle built to a shrill crescendo last week when both Novell and Red Hat each made a point of announcing that they were not planning to put a lot of effort into developing a desktop for the consumer model.

"One media outlet after another propagated the story theme: 'Red Hat drops plans for consumer desktop development' Of course by the second or third wave this story, like the game of Telephone, has morphed into: 'Red Hat Abandons Desktop! Aieee!' Which industry pundits immediately jumped on and used as 'proof' for their long-waning arguments: 'See? Even Red Hat sez that Linux on the desktop is no work-y. Told ya so...!'

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