Red Hat Nixes Consumer Desktop Plans

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Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

April 17, 2008

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Red Hat says it's sticking with the business world, putting to rest any plans for creating a traditional desktop product for the consumer market"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," the company said in a blog post, without ever mentioning the M-word.

On the open-source software champion's product to-do list: to ensure its desktop products complement its server and middleware products. Its product plans for this year and next include Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, Fedora and Red Hat Global Desktop, the latter of which was supposed to launch in the next few months but has been pushed back while the company works through some "business issues."PC World

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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