Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 10th May 2007 01:53 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Red Hat Red Hat announced a new client product, Red Hat Global Desktop, at its annual Red Hat Summit tradeshow in San Diego. This move is designed, in part, to compete with Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Desktop, which has achieved success in business desktop markets, and with Ubuntu 7.04, which will soon appear on Dell PCs. Some reporting about this can also be found at the company's magazine. Update: Elsewhere, talking security with Red Hat's Mark Cox.
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Interesting editorial about this
by ubit on Thu 10th May 2007 03:11 UTC
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2006-09-08

Interesting editorial IMO:

http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/05/09/ask-shadowman-ye-olde-linu...

"The entire world asks:

So Dell decided to ship Ubuntu on the desktop. Doesn’t that bother you guys [Red Hat] at all?
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Funny thing about experience, and how it shapes your beliefs. Nobody spent more time trying to bridge the divide between Linux and Windows than Havoc Pennington did. And after all those years, what did Havoc conclude?

His widely circulated quote on the matter: “It’s easier to win on user value than it is to match technical castles of unbounded size.” You can Google it.
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Microsoft is not afraid of Ubuntu, folks. They are afraid of the pretty green toy that will teach kids a fundamentally new way of using technology. They are afraid of online services, and the explosion of collaboration that those services will enable.”

I think that's an interesting thing about the GPL. Companies can go off and pursue other strategies while another does something else, meanwhile the whole stays strong.

Edited 2007-05-10 03:17

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