Red Hat throws in towel on Linux desktop

Great news, Mac fans! Red Hat is getting out of the desktop OS business, which will make life so much easier for us. No more having to sell against Red Hat. Yay! Red Hat’s basic argument is that not enough people want Linux on the desktop — I know, shocking, right? — and so they can’t make money doing it and because they’re a publicly traded company they can’t do things that don’t make money. See their pathetic statement here. CNET covers it here. As far as we can tell Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has not yet copied the statement into an article of his own. More as this develops.