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Old 04-16-2004, 04:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy use redhat or move to new distro? confused.

I have redhat 9 pro. Bought it so I could get the DVD and books with it. I read the books. Finally got around to installing and playing with it (this is just in my spare time, I support windows networks professionally but want to expand my horizons) Now I learn Redhat is 'discontinuing support' etc... Although retail shelves are still stocked with their product?

anyway, I originally thought it didn't matter because they were continuing their 'server' line (AS etc..). My thinking was that I am most likely to come across Red Hat installations professionally so it would be time well spend learning on the RH distro. So to my point.. What exactly is Red Hat discontinuing? wouldn't the updates/patches for their server lines work on redhat 9 pro as well? I'm not sure if I should move to a new distro or not? Or if so which one? I'm thing Suse.

can someone offer some advise and clear up the redhat thing for me?
Old 04-16-2004, 05:15 PM   #2
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Red hat is now making Fedora, which is the home and small business version of their software. They also make Red Hat Enterprise for huge companies.

Personaly, I don't really care for Red Hat. I think Suse would be a better choice.
Old 04-16-2004, 05:28 PM   #3
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like the precedent answer, i would say i don't care about redhat or suse, but you should go to redhat homepage and check how they intend to move with their linux support.

Personally i would move to bsd or debian or slackware or something else but remember that it is always a matter of taste when choosing another distro or a new distro


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