Red Hat Linux 9 Forces Stability Gamble
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"Release early and often" is an open-source mantra, but it has anything but a calming effect on enterprise IT administrators more concerned with maintaining stability in their infrastructure than staying on software's bleeding edge.
In a bid to court these enterprise customers without relinquishing its Linux leadership role, Red Hat Inc. has split its operating system offerings into enterprise and general-purpose lines, with the former focused on maintaining stability by sticking to a conservative upgrade path and the latter free to incorporate the latest and greatest of Linux.
On the general-purpose fast track, there will be no point upgrades—nor the stability they promise. Case in point is Red Hat Linux 9, the first update of the product since Version 8 was released just last September.