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Europcar buys into Red Hat's allegedly nonexistent desktop

Red Hat says it doesn't offer a traditional desktop, but at least one satisfied customer begs to differ.

Someone forgot to tell Europcar that Red Hat doesn't plan to offer a traditional Linux desktop. Europcar, with over 2,600 branch locatons worldwide, is saying that not only does Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop exist, but it's giving the company's Australian operations quite a bit of value, too:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop immediately solved our licensing issues and certainly decreased our licensing costs. It also met 100 percent of our users' needs. In fact, the Red Hat desktop solution has enabled us to adopt a new hardware policy that ensures that we maximise our hardware ROI.

Funny what happens when you leave a product on the price sheet, "just for laughs." :-)