"Asked if part of the strategy is the mass consumer market,
Cornier responded that Red Had has "no plans to go and sell this
offering at Best Buy, if that's what you mean by the mass consumer
market. Customers will be able to download it and get a Red Hat
Network subscription on the Web for it, which is what we feel is
the distribution wave of the future anyway," he said.
"The news that Red Hat intends to re-enter the broader desktop
market is not a surprise given the fact that Novell has for some
time been offering a broad solution for customers from the desktop
to the data center with its SUSE Linux 10 offering. "