Thursday, April 17, 2008

Red Hat Abandons PC Plan - WSJ.com

Demand and supply...

Red Hat Inc., the world's largest maker of Linux software, said it had abandoned plans to develop software that would compete directly with Microsoft Corp. for the consumer-desktop-computer market.

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The statement said the desktop market "suffers from having one dominant vendor, and some people still perceive that today's Linux desktops simply don't provide a practical alternative ... building a sustainable business around the Linux desktop is tough." Red Hat said it would continue to develop a version of the software for personal computers whose users are supported by computer resellers.

Red Hat Abandons PC Plan - WSJ.com

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