[GLLUG] Redhat Discontinuation of Red Hat Linux Line?
PMelson at sequoianet.com
Mon Nov 3 14:23:35 EST 2003
It's all true, sorta. What they omit from this message [intentionally,
so that you buy RHEL] is that free RedHat distributions will be
succeeded by Fedora (http://fedora.redhat.com). However, current RH7-9
users with RHN subscriptions have a decision to make, since there will
not be any support options available for Fedora (though they will issue
bug fixes and security patches). For those of us who download the ISO's
and do their own thing, life isn't going to change much.
Of course, it's always a good idea to try new things. You could try
SuSE, or FreeBSD, or Solaris/x86, or skydiving, or pottery, or disc
golf, or yoga, or... :-)
From: Mark Tarquini [mailto:mark at iametarq.com]
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 2:11 PM
Subject: [GLLUG] Redhat Discontinuation of Red Hat Linux Line?
I'm confused. I received this today from RH:
"Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and
errata support for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 as of December
31, 2003. Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and errata support for
Red Hat Linux 9 as of April 30, 2004. Red Hat does not plan to release
another product in the Red Hat Linux line."
Does this mean I should consider trying another distro of linux? I've
been wanting to for a while, I just haven't had the time really or any
good reasons to yet.
Any wisdom is always appreciated. =)
mark at iametarq.com
http://www.iametarq.com / http://www.etarq.com
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