[GLLUG] Redhat Discontinuation of Red Hat Linux Line?

Sean O'Malley picasso at madflower.com
Tue Nov 4 18:05:49 EST 2003

On 3 Nov 2003, Roger Webster wrote:

> See the following site...
> http://fedora.redhat.com/
> It seems to be the future direction of the old Red Hat branded OS.
> I have tried it out and it keeps to the style and content of previous
> Red Hat releases.

I don't think you will find much of a difference. Basically they are
trying to cut their product line down to two pay for support
distributions. The Server line and a Workstation line
rather than the 4 they currently have.

The "enterprise server" is always behind the major release numbers because
they release a version and wait for bugs to be found and fix them for a
while before they release it.

So essentially RedHat 9 == Fedora release and once it has been hammered at
for a while it will become a Redhat enterprise release.

This will cut a lot of cost and confusion out of their tech support
groups. I would imagine the developers in charge of integration will all
be actually working with the Fedora project.

I honestly don't anticipate many differences from the old  general redhat
release and the new Fedora release.

It is just a name change more along the lines of why they went from 8.0 to
9.0 vs doing the 8.1,8.2 thing like they had previously done.


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