What are Red Hat's plan for the Linux desktop?
An interesting article about Red Hat’s strategic view on the Linux desktop market. Some highlights:
- the Linux desktop market is about small pennies, whereas the Linux server market is about big bucks,
- Red Hat focuses on making it’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux business desktop friendly, channeling the novelties to the free Fedora desktop;
- Fortune 500 companies want to move 25% of their desktops to Linux to replace Windows XP Pro, because of better TCO, the ability to take your virtual machine on a USB stick and to manage it via Red Hat’s management tools;
- Red Hat focuses on subscription licenses for a complete offering from server to desktop, the demand driven from the server end.