Red Hat: no desktop products coming
Posted Apr 19, 2008 2:20 UTC (Sat) by pr1268
Parent article: Red Hat: no desktop products coming
Having posted the original comment 1½ days ago, and now having read others' comments, it is more clear to me that Red Hat's decision to abandon a "traditional desktop product" is merely a business decision in their best interest. I'm still (slightly) disappointed, because I'd like to someday see aisles of OS software in retail stores featuring something other than just Microsoft1, and I feel that Red Hat's decision might set a precedent for other commercial Linux vendors to justify equally abandoning the consumer desktop market. But at least now I see now see things in better perspective.
As long as Red Hat will continue to support the Fedora distribution, then I suppose their commercial (for sale) Linux products can avoid including consumer desktop OS software. I wish them the best.
Thanks to others for enlightening me with your comments!
1 I don't count Apple's Mac OS here since it only runs on Apple's own hardware. Of course, I'm a fan of building my own workstation/server from individual components (even if it's more expensive than buying a complete product), but I don't envision Apple letting me do that anytime soon. :-)
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