Red Hat last week announced its new desktop offering, Red Hat Desktop, which the company said will be available this month and targeted at users running Windows 98, NT and 2000 who are anticipating the end of support for their Microsoft platforms.
The package includes the GNOME interface, OpenOffice.org 1.1, the Mozilla browser, the Evolution groupware client, and patch management and provisioning.
Red Hat Desktop will be made available in configurations that include either Red Hat Network Proxy or Satellite servers, which enable several clients to be deployed and managed simultaneously.
Pricing will take two forms: for $2,500 a year, customers will receive a Network Proxy starter pack that contains a Network Proxy server, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server Premium, as well as 10 desktops and desktop management modules. The second option, for $13,500 a year, is the Network Satellite package.