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"People simply will not pay for linux desktop support and there really is no other model"

RHEL need no competitors at all then?




RHEL is a server product, I guess I don't follow your comment. Do they even sell desktop support?

If you are suggesting Ubuntu should focus on the server market - well they have put a lot into that too but they cannot get the market share required to sustain their business from that. RHEL is far too entrenched.

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RedHat quit the desktop market years ago exactly because they found it to be unprofitable.

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https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/desktop/

Red Hat seem to be selling a Desktop support package still, but minus the support! I assume this is a cost for the installer and updates.

I've donated the sterling equivalent of $49 to Ubuntu, and would do that on a yearly basis if it meant a cruft free system.

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