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Why Red Hat Invested In JBoss Instead Of Linux Desktops

Aug 19, 2008, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Sure, Canonical's Ubuntu Linux and Novell SuSE Linux (to some extent) earn headlines each time they win a new business deal. But during preliminary OEM negotiations, Enzweiler determined that PC companies "basically wanted it [desktop Linux] for free." At such low prices, Enzweiler worries that Linux distributors may wind up compromising their support models to gain market share on the desktop."

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