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  1. #1
    Just Joined!
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    Sep 2003

    red hat is going bye bye, and they told me so

    hey guys i was checking mail and recieved this from redhat , i knew they were going out of buissness but its kinda devastating to get this information from them and not from rumors and things like that.

    Dear Red Hat Linux user,

    We are approaching the published end of life date for errata support
    for our final Red Hat Linux distribution. We'd like to remind you of
    this date and the options available to you for migrating your Red Hat
    Linux implementations: Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Fedora Project.

    Red Hat Linux 9 distribution will reach its end-of-life for errata
    maintenance on April 30, 2004. This means that as of May 1, 2004
    we will not be producing new security, bugfix, or enhancement updates
    for this product.

    There are a variety of options available for migration. Red Hat
    offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well as the new Fedora Project.
    Our Red Hat Linux Migration Resource Center can help you find the Red
    Hat solution best suited for your needs:

    The errata support policy, as well as our current errata and
    advisories, are available from:

    --the Red Hat Network Team

  2. #2
    Received that email also. It's sad that Redhat (free version) has reached its end of life. I have used redhat since version 4.

    I haven't taken a look at how different Fedora is. Still using RH 9 and considering Fedora, Debian or maybe Slackware (which was the first Linux distro I got to use) as an upgrade path.

    Whatever I will be choosing, it shouldn't be something as expensive as RHE WS.

    Anybody got a recommendation?

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Looe, Cornwall UK
    i haven't recieved that email because im not on the mailing list, but its very sad to have one of the best linux companys die
    Cry out for freedom! Cry out for Linux!

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  5. #4
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    New Zealand
    they're not dying, they're goign commercial, u can either buy the enterprise version of RH or use fedora, which is kinda run by redhat anyway.

  6. #5
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    London , England
    Come on seriously is this a surprise ... goto the redhat website they have had the ever growing trend of selling out to go commerical. I seen this coming ever since Linux become more and more trendy to the average person/company ...

    People dont make companies to sit around and say why am i in debt they start companies because they think they have ideas better then any other average joe ...

    RedHat fair enough only charge for add-ons but they obviously looked at the market and said "I WANT A PIECE OF THE PIE"

    With the onslaught of Microsoft and IBM and other companies taking interest i think there is a struggling battle between who will stay free and who will now charge ...

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