Red Hat announced a new desktop version of Linux at its Red Hat Summit in San Diego. Red Hat Global Desktop is aimed at desktop and laptop customers in developing nations. Intel is partnering in the design and distribution of the software, which is geared for Intel PC designs called Classmate, Affordable, Community, and Low-Cost for customers in emerging nations. Get additional details in the CNET Networks' News.com story: "Red Hat tries new desktop Linux angle."
For more information about Red Hat Global Desktop, take a look at these other news sources:
- Red Hat takes OLPC knowledge corporate (ZDNet blog)
- Red Hat Shuns 'Windows Clone' Model for Global Desktop (eWeek)
- Red Hat to build 'Global Desktop' (vnunet.com)
- How global is Red Hat Global Desktop? (iTWire)
- Red Hat crafts new OS for the small and poor (Channel Register)
What do you think about Red Hat's efforts to take less of one-size-fits-all approach? Are you impressed by companies (such as Red Hat) who have decided to work on the One Laptop Per Child effort? Join the discussion.
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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.