"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
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