Posted Nov 6, 2003 18:29 UTC (Thu) by oconnorcjo
In reply to: Fedora Legacy
Parent article: Red Hat Linux ends - now what?
I would like to point out the Fedora Legacy project, which intends to maintain 7.3 and 9 releases into the foreseeable future. There are a number of us who have installed clients with these releases and support (at least for security fixes) remains important.
Redhat is providing an alternative but it is an unknown. I have grown to love the network download solution which Redhat and Ximian provide. I don't know if Ximian will support Fedora and I know Redhat won't have updates so where does that leave me? I believe Redhat has lost its way in general. The "regular" Redhat distribution may not have been making money but it was important to their business. It provided the community with a quality distribution for which to make a sound basis on whether to get the enterprise edition for businesses. If a large chunk of the Redhat users move away from Redhat, a large chunk of their enterprise sales will go too. The regular Redhat edition is similar to advertising; it costs money but brought in sales. I am seriously considering whether to go with Debian, Mandrake or SUSE for the future of my desktop.
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