Red Hat Not Out of the Consumer Market After All

By Deane Barker on November 13, 2003

Red Hat sews up Linux for hobbyists: We had talked before about Red Hat abandoning the consumer version of its product, but perhaps we jumped the gun.

Red Hat will release the first version of its hobbyist edition of Linux on Thursday, a company executive said, as the software seller tries to improve profitability by splitting its product line.

“It’s coming tomorrow,” John Young, vice president of marketing for Red Hat, said in an interview Wednesday. Red Hat had hoped to release the software, called Fedora Core 1, on Monday, but had to delay a few days because of a last-minute glitch, the Linux seller said.

“Fredora” — I like that name. This must have something to do with The Fedora Project.



  1. Fedora IS the Fedora project. It’s not a consumer version, it’s a bleeding-edge distribution targeted at hobbyists. Their idea is to foster more development on the leading edge of Linux, thereby improving the OS (and reducing their R&D costs)

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