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Old 02-05-2004, 04:02 AM   #1
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Future of Red Hat Linux


Opensourceserers,

Hi! I'm a newbie in Linux and I'm using Red Hat 9, and starting to learn a lot of things... I've read some forums that Red Hat developers are about to leave their support of the distribution, and are encouraging the Red Hat Users (of course not those who are using the enterprise edition) to migrate, and their support will last until April this year. My concern is what will be the future of those who didn't migrate? cause I'm still on the stage of learning it... or should I jump to other distro's...?

Thanx!

-AKHMAD MUDJIB-
 
Old 02-05-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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Yes, migrate to another distro if you're still a noob, try Mandrake

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Old 02-05-2004, 09:09 AM   #3
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i would also say mandrake, or better yet, Slackware 9.1. i still consider myself a newbie, and i wish i'd tried slackware a lot earlier. you might just want to give both of them a shot and see what you like, but just remember: the distro of the year was slackware. slackware also has a very nice support forum here on linuxquestions, down under the distros section of the forums. those people ar every helpful if oyu need help.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:28 PM   #4
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*Reading* yeah - those posts make sense. From what I have seen - if the Fedora Red Hat seems a bit much, Slackware is very attractive in my humble view but then, I'm an Apple dude I like Slack as a distro that seems flexible on more limited hardware. But in that light, FreeBSD deserves a look!
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:09 PM   #5
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I love red hat

just because I they are swtiching support doesnt mean you have to immeidatly dump your distrobution.

I will stick with RH 9 for a while and see what comes up in the near future.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 02:52 AM   #6
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Will up2date still work for RH 9 after april or is all support being dropped totally ?
 
Old 02-11-2004, 03:19 AM   #7
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elluva: (..) Don't go to fedora, you'll just be a tester, so Microhat can sell your work...
If you can't back up those claims from personal experience with (the people that make up) the FC1 dev/mgmnt/QA org, knowing the FC1 goals and using FC1 then DONT make those claims or risk being accused of spreading FUD. As far as this is concerned, any opinions not based on reality are utterly worthless and only show ignorance.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 06:35 AM   #8
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I will stick with RH 9 for a while and see what comes up in the near future.
There's always the possibility that at some point in the future ?? (when the platform is more mature), Red Hat will start to actively support a Consumer Desktop distribution again ?? .

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Old 02-11-2004, 08:10 AM   #9
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There's always the possibility that at some point in the future ?? (when the platform is more mature), Red Hat will start to actively support a Consumer Desktop distribution again ?? .
Well this is what I'm hoping for.
 
  


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