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Red Hat Skips Linux Desktop – As It Is Not A Money Maker

Red Hat has no plans to create a traditional Linux desktop software for the end user market, but will continue to place its bets on a desktop for commercial markets as it is not making money from them. From the press release:

An explanation: as a public, for-profit company, Red Hat must create products and technologies with an eye on the bottom line, and with desktops this is much harder to do than with servers. 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. Of course, a growing number of technically savvy users and companies have discovered that today’s Linux desktop is indeed a practical alternative. Nevertheless, building a sustainable business around the Linux desktop is tough, and history is littered with example efforts that have either failed outright, are stalled or are run as charities. But there’s good news too. Technical developments that have become available over the past year or two are accelerating the spread of the Linux Desktop.

Now I'm just wondering where this leaves Fedora Desktop in the long term? Ubuntu Linux seems to doing well and it is going to lead Linux Desktop market along with other distros. Linux is also getting installed on mobile and many tiny devices.

How To Make Slick Linux Desktop / Eye Candy Effects

This guide offer 10 cool Linux desktops and how to make them; from the guide:

So you thought Vista's desktop looked slick? Or the latest Leopard desktop is coolest thing after sliced bread? Well you probably haven't been properly exposed to Linux’s customizability. Linux is so flexibility is one of it’s strongest selling points. With Linux you can easily even mimic Vista or Leopard totally free! Now I will take you through some of the coolest, freshest, fastest desktops I have come across.

Agent Smith Meet KDE
(Fig. 01: Agent Smith Meet KDE Effect)

=> 10 Slick Linux Desktops, and How To Make Them