February 12, 2004

Red Hat to double India headcount

Buoyed by the performance of server-based Linux operating systems, leading Linux provider Red Hat India would double its workforce to 70 in
the country in 2004 while planning to launch Linux desktops for the home segment in the current year.

"Linux is set to go higher and up. At present we are 35 people and we intend to double that during the year for our support and sales organisation.
That signifies the market opportunities that we see for ourselves," Javen Tapia, director, Red Hat India told PTI on the sidelines of the ongoing
Linux Asia 2004 event on Thursday.

"We already have a desktop product for the enterprise in the form of a professional workstation product. At present we do not have any offering for
home segments. Desktops for home segments are what we are looking to address going forward. We are working on it. Soon we would launch Linux desktops
for home segment, may be this year," he said.

Link: economictimes.indiatimes.com


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