629488 story Red Hat Avoids Desktop Linux, Says Too Tough 472 Posted by Zonk on Thursday April 17, 2008 @09:52AM from the choosing-where-to-fight-your-battles dept. 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.'"