[GLLUG] Redhat Discontinuation of Red Hat Linux Line?

Chris Strandt strandtc at liquidweb.com
Mon Nov 3 18:30:43 EST 2003

Redhat is giving current users 2 options.  1) Buy their Enterprise Linux 
(like $180 for the workstation version, $350 for the server edition). 2) 
Go with Fedora.

 From the Fedora website:
"The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored and community-supported open 
source project. It is also a proving ground for new technology that may 
eventually make its way into Red Hat products. It is not a supported 
product of Red Hat, Inc."

So it sounds like they are just kind of giving Fedora a start.. and 
letting it go in its own direction.  Kind of reminds me of the Mozilla 
project.  Netscape got it going.. then let it go in its own direction.. 
giving and taking code from the project.

Should be interesting to see how Redhat makes out with selling their 
Enterprise edition.


Basher584 wrote:

>Redhat is moving to a more community based packaging effort (but as stated on their web page, it will take time to transition).
>I believe the first fedora will be released this week or next.
>On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 02:11:10PM -0500, Mark Tarquini wrote:
>>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 Tarq
>>mark at iametarq.com
>>http://www.iametarq.com / http://www.etarq.com
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