Waiting for Red Hat

You'll have to wait a little longer for the new version of Red Hat's OS for PC hardware. When the forces of the crimson chapeau last checked in, they said delivery would be some time in August. Now, it sounds like we'll be waiting another 30 to 60 days.

Well, if the company really wants to take on competitors like Microsoft, it might as well emulate its liquid ship dates.

Red Hat is apparently still translating the software for foreign language support and resolving some lingering licensing issues. The foreign language support is a huge issue, as Red Hat plans to support its new PC version only in developing countries, not in the U.S. While there will be no official support in the States or other developed countries, you can freely run it anywhere if you have a friend or colleague in one of the countries in which it will be distributed and supported.

Does your organization use or plan to use Linux or any open source operating system on the desktop, whether from Red Hat or other sources? We'd love to hear your stories at llow@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Lafe Low on 09/26/2007 at 1:23 PM


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