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Red Hat is tapping the breaks on the release of its Global Desktop Linux operating system to put in more tricks. The company announced today the software's once expected July roll-out has been delayed until at least September. Product manager Gerry Riveros told Reuters Global Desktop won't be out until Library Card Sign-Up …


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  1. amanfromMars Silver badge

    Global Operating Devices as GODs

    "Red Hat had previously stated it plans to release a new version of Global Desktop every year. The company has teamed with Intel to install the OS on a limited number of Intel-based desktop and laptop computers, which will be sold to small businesses and government agencies in developing countries." ..... sounds surprisingly similar only different to ""One possibility, he guessed, is the internet collapsing into "a government-regulated monopoly" where one company controls the whole thing." ...... Although one S.M.A.R.Ter Intelligence may be the Predominant Force which controls the whole thing 42 Regulate Governments Monopolisation and Ignorant and Arrogant Expansionisms." ..... because the latter recognises the Internet and InterNetworking as the Lead Entity and not any Lead IDEntity as an InterNetworking Internet Leader, although the latter as the former is more possible and most probable.

  2. Ed

    How can they call it Global...

    ... if it isn't available globally?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Red Hat is tapping the breaks?

    Methinks El Reg journos doth rely too much on ye olde spell-checker. Or too much Friday pm beer, perchance?

  4. Karl Lattimer

    This is senseless...

    Why develop an operating system, trim it and slim it then offer it at a lower price targeted at developing countries.


    I have great respect for redhat and especially the sterling work j5 puts into sugar and OLPC, however redhat produce free software, I really don't understand why they don't offer the exact same OS with a lower price tag attached. I am of course assuming that the RHN support is still included in the price they're selling it at.

    IMHO it would be a much more appropriate gesture of redhat to simply discount the RHED product as it stands. Plus it would of course put a thorn in the side of MS by offering identical products at a lower cost to developing nations.

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