Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Easy to use, deploy, and secure

Administrators want the robust, secure Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® foundation. End users want leading applications and features from the open source community. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, you can have it all.

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Yes, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop can do that

Surprised to learn that Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop can keep pace with proprietary desktop solutions? Don't be. It's the secure, extensible option for knowledge workers on business desktops and laptops. Natural. Ergonomic. With a full set of productivity applications for email, messaging, and browsing.

Compatible with proprietary desktop tools

OpenOffice.org communication and presentation tools are fully compatible with Microsoft Office. In fact, today's top enterprise application clients run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop.

From simple to advanced, and everything in between

Client installations can be finely tailored and locked down for simplicity and security for any task workstation. Everyday productivity? No problem. Need a turbo-charged simulation and design environment with high-performance visualization and interactivity? Red Hat provides support for the latest graphics cards and true scalability on multicore systems.

What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6?

Even better productivity, security, and flexibility:

  • OpenOffice.org 3 suite
  • Email (OpenChange MAPI client capability)
  • NetworkManager mobile network connection management
  • Cisco IPsec client compatibility
  • Smart card support
  • Encrypted disk (Linux Unified Key Setup)

Learn more about what's new for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop

Red Hat Enterprise Linux variants

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Deploy this versatile platform for x86 and x86-64 on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Deploy and scale public or private OpenStack clouds on this secure, reliable platform.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing

Red Hat offers packages specifically for the scientific user to deploy clusters of systems to take on the most challenging missions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z Red Hat Enterprise Linux, deployed on IBM System z, provides flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation and mainframe reliability.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER Deploy applications with confidence using the advanced features in IBM Power Systems and the consistency and flexibility of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications Red Hat packages and supports the software infrastructure stack required for optimal operation of SAP applications with enterprise-class service and support.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Give administrators a robust, secure Red Hat Enterprise Linux foundation. Give end users leading applications and features from the open source community. Available in either desktop or workstation configurations.
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BENEFITS & FEATURES

Tight security

We make it easy to secure a desktop deployment against external and internal threats. Building on the Linux reputation for being a highly secure operating system, Red Hat has developed a layered defense scheme for keeping desktops secure, featuring:

  • More secure applications.
  • Protection against commonly exploited security flaws, like buffer overflows integrated in the standard software stack.
  • The highest-grade protection via the SELinux security feature, protecting system services from attacks, offering full transparency, and making it easy to extend and adopt.
  • Smart card authentication support.

Easy management

A simple, rapidly deployable tool lets system administrators manage a complex, geographically dispersed desktop deployment from a single web-based console. And Red Hat Network lets them remotely update, group, deploy, and provision desktop systems.

Whether it's 10 or 10,000 desktop systems, the system administration effort is the same, freeing up some of your desktop personnel for other projects.

Interoperability

The applications bundled with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop are interoperable with Microsoft formats. Plus Red Hat includes other technologies that let your Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop plug and play in a Microsoft-centric environment.

Productivity applications included

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop includes the most popular desktop applications for no additional charge. Fully featured and with intuitive interfaces, these applications keep your users productive with little need for retraining.

And all of these applications are interoperable with their Microsoft counterparts. This means you can create, view, and edit Microsoft-formatted documents or email messages, leveraging the investments you've already made.

Everything just works

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop was designed to create an effortless user experience where everything just works. This involves major improvements to:

  • OpenOffice.org tools
  • The Firefox browser
  • Networking
  • Laptop support
  • Peripheral support
  • Graphics
  • Multimedia

All of this ensures that your users are more productive with little or no retraining.

HOW TO BUY

Buy online

Visit the Red Hat online store to purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop.

Contact Red Hat Sales

Contact Red Hat Sales to learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop, to get an evaluation copy, or to purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop.

Find a reseller

Red Hat works with an ecosystem of partners to build, optimize, and deliver complete solutions. Through our global network of leading hardware, software, and service provider vendors, Red Hat offers you a wealth of proven technology solutions that solve real-world business challenges.

Purchasing guide

Read our purchasing guide for information on how to buy Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop.

Variants

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

A versatile platform for x86 and x86-64 that can be deployed on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing

Red Hat offers packages specifically for the scientific user to deploy clusters of systems to take on the most challenging of missions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, deployed on IBM System z, provides flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation and mainframe reliability.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER

Deploy applications with confidence using the advanced features in IBM Power Systems and the consistency and flexibility of the market-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications

Red Hat packages and supports the software infrastructure stack required for optimal operation of SAP applications with enterprise-class service and support.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Available in either desktop or workstation configurations.

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