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jeremy 11-03-2003 11:34 AM

NOTE: Red Hat vs. Fedora Forum
 
This is just to clarify the difference between the Red Hat and Fedora forums. The Red Hat forum is for the discussion of any Red Hat product, including RHEL, RHPW and RHCE. The Fedora forum is for the discussion of anything pertaining to Fedora including Fedora Core, YUM questions, etc. If you have any questions feel free to post them here.

--jeremy

Thetargos 11-03-2003 03:26 PM

Thanks for the clarification, Jeremy! :)

Bobmeister 11-03-2003 03:34 PM

Yes, as I have even not only posted Fedora Questions in the Red Hat
Forums, but sometimes they migrate a little considering the relationship. But with the announcements made today, even Red Hat
is clarifying a lot of this and they can be considered separate, even if still related somewhate.

Thanks

misc 11-03-2003 04:34 PM

In the forum description, please name it Fedora Project, not Fedora Linux Project. Fedora Project is the official name. Fedora Linux has been the other one.

NAUTICAL 11-26-2003 10:25 PM

THx for the bright explaniation!!!!

IamDaniel 12-04-2003 12:51 AM

Actually, I'm still confuse the future of Red Hat..

Accordingly, fedora is a new ?operating system? (correct me if wrong), and hence Red Hat announce the termination of Red Hat service support for the 7.3 --> 9.0, also announce the Red Hat 9.0 is the last release.

So, which is the best distro for home user ? because both distro 1) Enterprise 2) Fedora seem to be more business centered..

masinick 01-09-2004 11:31 AM

RH-business, Fedora-home
 
Quote:

Originally posted by IamDaniel
Actually, I'm still confuse the future of Red Hat..

Accordingly, fedora is a new ?operating system? (correct me if wrong), and hence Red Hat announce the termination of Red Hat service support for the 7.3 --> 9.0, also announce the Red Hat 9.0 is the last release.

So, which is the best distro for home user ? because both distro 1) Enterprise 2) Fedora seem to be more business centered..

In a nutshell, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is intended for commercial use, and the Fedora Core is intended for personal, hobbyist, and developer use. Red Hat's supported product is RHEL. Red Hat will, however, provide product management and direction to the Fedora Core project, and they will also be, on occasion, contributing technology to the community oriented Fedora Core.

As far as support for the personal edition releases that Red Hat will no longer be supporting, as of April 2004, Progeny, an excellent Linux services company, has already announced that it will support RH 7.3 through RH 9.0 when official Red Hat support ceases for these product lines.

UltimaGuy 01-23-2004 04:08 AM

This is one of the most useful threads I have read!

masinick 01-23-2004 07:59 PM

We aim to please!
 
Quote:

Originally posted by UltimaGuy
This is one of the most useful threads I have read!
Many of us try hard to share our personal experiences and also what we've read. Glad to hear you've found this thread useful!

Shadow-X 01-25-2004 07:33 PM

So then what Red Hat is basically saying is to hell with you all from RH 9 down, Were movin on and you are all staying OR Paying!!! This is how i read what RH is doing!!!........:mad:

Thetargos 01-25-2004 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Shadow-X
So then what Red Hat is basically saying is to hell with you all from RH 9 down, Were movin on and you are all staying OR Paying!!! This is how i read what RH is doing!!!........:mad:
I beg to disagree, because you still have the Fedora Project distribution, which, as I understand, is what the free Red Hat distro used to be (with another name to avoid confusion with paying customers). The problem is that it seems the people who got confused were the loyal Free Red Hat users and not their paying customers! For crying out loud, Red Hat is behind the Fedora Project, they simply split thier maket targets and that included a change in the name of the different products they offered, hence the usual free distribution changed its name to Fedora, because the name "Red Hat" is unavoidably linked to the company. So the company still supports the Open Source community whith their distribution, just it got its name changed...

my :twocents:

linux_pioneer 01-29-2004 07:49 PM

Redhat used to support automatic updates via the redhatnetwork and seems to have stopped since releasing fedora. Does fedora provide the automatic package updates redhat 9 once did?

Bobmeister 01-29-2004 08:36 PM

Boy, I wish people would just READ the Fedora Web site, or just download and install it, or just do SOMETHING except keep this thread going around in circles. It's been, what? Six months now since this thing has been announced?

Fedora is BETTER than Red Hat 10 ever would have been. WHY? BECAUSE it's NOT an official release of a "commercial" product. It is cutting edge, fast paced, and FULL SUPPORTED...just not "officially." What this means is: If you are in a BUSINESS running a network of Linux Computers, you will probably be running Red Hat Enterprise, SuSE, or some other "official" release. But for everyone else (us) we get a GREAT distribution....TONS of updates of WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE for FREE (remember RHN?...don't need that anymore)...and a lot of NEW stuff (Like yum and apt support with a zillion possibilities).

So, for ALL of the people who keep saying that Red Hat has "screwed" or "abandoned" us, it's just not true. In actuality, they have given, and I'll emphasize that word again, GIVEN us something BETTER!

I am now running Fedora Core 1 (since November 5th) and have not had ONE PROBLEM..and it is better than the previous Red Hat 9. I have had ALL OF THE SECURITY UPDATES and fixes that would have been provided on RH9 and a lot more.

Please just check it out. This was a GOOD thing...and I'm excited to put Fedora Core 2 Test 1 on my test machine in a week or two when it comes out! See? Also, if you are interested in news and support, check out http://www.fedoranews.org and read the newsletters that are published there....or check out Fedorazine, or check out Fedora.us and see how much support and software is available out there.

I'm sorry for ranting, but this is a really great thing.....I have now tried Debian, a couple of BSD's, Slackware, and I am running FEDORA on my "main" machine? Why? Because it's good!

So, Red Hat (the company) wants to actually SELL something...ENTERPRISE Linux....I think that's GREAT.

They are also sponsering a TOTALLY FREE CUTTING EDGE UNOFFICIALLY, but SUPPORTED project called Fedora. OK...walk away if you want...I'm in and having a GREAT time...why don't you join in?

Bobmeister 01-29-2004 08:40 PM

Oh, sorry, to answer the question directly...yes, there are several mirrors that carry released updates as yum channels that work through the up2date application, just like with Red Hat Network. The official repositories are kind of slow, so use a mirror.

linux_pioneer 01-30-2004 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Bobmeister
Oh, sorry, to answer the question directly...yes, there are several mirrors that carry released updates as yum channels that work through the up2date application, just like with Red Hat Network. The official repositories are kind of slow, so use a mirror.
Thanks for a direct response.


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