CRN | Breaking News | Red Hat Hires Sun VP To Focus On Desktop Strategy: "Red Hat Inc. on Monday took the next step in its push to branch out beyond providing the Linux open-source operating system. The company appointed former Sun Microsystems VP Karen Tegan Padir as VP of Red Hat's new desktop infrastructure technologies group, putting her in charge of the strategy to provide a desktop version of Linux.
The group grew out of a task force the company launched earlier this year to investigate desktop Linux technologies and marketing strategies. Tegan Padir, who joined Sun in 1993, will report to Paul Cormier, Red Hat's executive VP of engineering.
Tegan Padir, who will work out of Red Hat's Westford, Mass., Engineering Competency Center, is one of the founding members of Sun's J2EE organization, where she managed the creation of specifications, compatibility test suites, blueprints, and guided implementations of Java in the enterprise. Most recently, Tegan Padir was responsible for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition; Java System Application Server products; and Java System Message Queue, Integration Server, and Database technologies."