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Red Hat Avoids Desktop Linux, Says Too Tough 472

eldavojohn writes "We recently discussed the Linux Foundation's decision to leave desktop Linux alone but Red Hat is also steering clear of that goal. The reason? It's too tough. From the company blog: 'It's worth pointing out what's missing in the list above: we have no plans to create a traditional desktop product for the consumer market in the foreseeable future. An explanation: as a public, for-profit company, Red Hat must create products and technologies with an eye on the bottom line, and with desktops this is much harder to do than with servers.'"
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Red Hat Avoids Desktop Linux, Says Too Tough

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  • by Bogtha ( 906264 ) on Thursday April 17, 2008 @10:17AM (#23104072)

    Linux will take the desktop market through the back door.

    On the contrary, I think it's Windows that has been taking the desktop market through the back door, for quite a while now. Roughly, without lube.

  • by miknix ( 1047580 ) on Thursday April 17, 2008 @10:31AM (#23104314) Homepage

    Linux Mobile? Where?!?!

    I keep hearing the "news", but have yet to see anything
    1. Build a cross-compiler along with a decent GNU toolchain.
    2. ??
    3. Boot linux
    4. Profit? No, enjoy it!
  • Re:hmm. (Score:3, Funny)

    by apodyopsis ( 1048476 ) on Thursday April 17, 2008 @11:09AM (#23105080)

    lol! Look at all the little Ubuntunoobs modding this "Insightful".

    tell you the truth I'm a little startled by that myself, bot don't you worry there, the /. regulars will be along shortly to crank me back down. :-) I miss early RH, I know Ubuntu makes things easy - even my gf uses it - but it removes the glamour of slaving away for hours to make you latest download distro work and be "just so", the exact way you like it.

    When you can get a top notch install for just three clicks my sensible side likes it, but my inner geek mourns.

User hostile.