Red Hat and the Linux Desktop 2008
Jun 20, 2008, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Red Hat has a desktop Linux plan. It's just not the same
desktop Linux plans that everyone else has. As Jim Whitehurst told
me in an informal gathering of Red Hat executives and press, 'There
are companies that sell hundreds of products for millions of
dollars and there are companies that sell millions of products for
hundreds of dollars. Guess which kind of company Red Hat is?'
"Does that mean that Red Hat doesn't plan to bring out a desktop
Linux? No, it doesn't meant that at all. It does mean that Red Hat
is not going to compete with Ubuntu on Dell; Xandros on Asus; or
gOS on Everex..."