Red Hat tries new desktop Linux angle

Red Hat has reported about its latest version of Linux software to blend desktops, laptop computer customers for the developing nations. Red Hat Global Desktop is to blend the customers of government and small business groups in the emerging market. Intel is an accomplice of Red Hat for designing and distribution of the software blended specially for many Intel PC designs called Classmate that are affordable, community and are low-cost designs for the customers of emerging nations. Red Hat has never focused on its Desktop Linux where their profit comes through selling of its support subscriptions to customers who uses the software on their servers.

Linux is widely used in servers where Microsoft Windows never controlled the servers the way desktop PCs are used. Red Hat in 2004 has disclosed a desktop Linux product that was intended at Microsoft, but there was a buzz about the desktop Linux among one of competitors, Canonical. Last week Dell has reported that Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux version would be preinstalled on some of its PCs. Red Hat is not so keen in one-size-fits-all approach that was earlier used. Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s new version of flavours Global Desktop is designed for large customer based companies that want to ease workload on administration and security issues.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is making efforts for One Laptop per Child of $100 laptops for students studying in poor countries those who has never used computers. A commercial user who has knowledge on laptop usage still needs desktop security and manageability, these users are acquiring the new applications and other online services. Brian Stevens who is a Red Hat Chief Technology Officer reported that the developing countries are looking for information technologies that are low cost and also that deviate from the traditional desktops. Red Hat’s planning is to give technologies that are characteristically correct to the various constituents which are based on the open standards.

Red Hat is planning to promote Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with a new design of protecting the important data being pirated by meeting the industry standards for financial services, health care and government institutions. RHEL refers to an approach called Stateless Linux, where the data is saved on a central server. Red Hat has announced at the Red Hat Summit in San Diego, about the release of its Global Desktop software, it has also announced about the collaboration for its new promotion and the security work associating RHEL on IBM’s mainframe computers. Intel will give the particular virtual versions of the operating system. This software is used as a “virtual appliance” that executes on top of virtualization software such as Xen, along with the other operating system that the user is using.