Red Hat and Intel to build cheap PC

Linux distributor Red Hat is working with Intel on a desktop PC targeted at emerging markets.

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By  Administrator Published  May 17, 2007

Linux distributor Red Hat is working with Intel on a desktop PC targeted at emerging markets.

Unveiled last week at the Red Hat Summit 2007 in San Diego, US, the initiative aims to deliver affordable, enterprise-class desktop hardware and software to sectors such as small and medium-sized business (SMB) and government.

Due to ship in June, the Red Hat Global Desktop will support a number of Intel's current and future platforms aimed at emerging markets, including the Classmate, Affordable, Community and Low-Cost PC lines.

Red Hat has also teamed up with Intel to build a virtual Linux appliance operating system for managing Intel vPro-based desktops.

At the summit Red Hat said the appliance, scheduled for release next year, would result in reduced management costs, improved operational efficiency and increased protection from security threats.

The firms also plans to make and support software components for the appliance.

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