Linux (re)enters the Mainstream?

I spoke about the potential of social networking in the IT space in my last entry, but what do you make of Red Hat’s current project? Red Hat, known primarily as an enterprise Linux provider, has launched Mugshot.org, a still-in-beta social networking site which will compete with the likes of MySpace in the consumer market. On one level, this is no surprise. The Linux operating system is an open source technology built on collaboration, so a social network in which people can share web pages, music, and other media follows the model. Red Hat long ago abandoned the retail channel to focus on enterprise Linux. Will this take away from that focus?

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