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bkeating 10-25-2003 08:48 PM

So is Redhat done with desktop distros?
I've been meaning to post this for months. Ever since i heard they pulled there distro from stores Im curious as to weather or not they will continue releasing a desktop distro. It's not that I only use redhat but i definitely like how easy/fast it was to setup for a desktop user and they also contributed much towards improving the desktop, esp in gnome (thats my favorite bloaty desktop).

Any word? Any RH developers here? I'd like to know if I can expect a Redhat v10 :)

speter 10-25-2003 09:02 PM

It will henceforth be called Fedora, but essentially it is the Red Hat non-enterprise version. Look at the write-up towards the top of the Red Hat forum.


pablob 10-26-2003 06:30 AM

f**k RedHat. I'm fed up with them.

I've been using it since 1996 (5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7, 7.3, 8, AS2.1....), and I don't think it is really needed for a desktop with MDK, etc.. around-

And I'm not even talking about AS2.1 !!! How can I explain my bosses why RHAS2.1 freezes once a month when I've been telling them that linux stays up for years ???

Yes, now it's out RHAS 3.... lets try and see.
Fed up with it. Really.

Skyline 10-26-2003 07:30 AM


Any word? Any RH developers here? I'd like to know if I can expect a Redhat v10
No - there won't be a Red Hat 10 - however, you can look at the first release of Fedora as "Red Hat 10" .

Have a look at this site for more info:

moeminhtun 10-26-2003 10:25 AM

That's why I decided to switch to FreeBSD. Now I've installed FreeBSD on my secondary PC and getting familier with it. After a month or so, I will replace redhat 9 on my main PC with FreeBSD.

TheOneAndOnlySM 10-26-2003 11:45 AM

wait, so what's happening to redhat?

have they gone bankrupt or something?

slakmagik 10-26-2003 11:54 AM

Exactly the opposite - they're getting rich off of corporations and don't want to be bothered with small-fry lusers.

TheOneAndOnlySM 10-26-2003 12:07 PM


so, they are pulling a m$?

moeminhtun 10-26-2003 07:53 PM

It's just their stratagy changes. They just change the name "Redhat" to "Fedora" for the free distribution, and it will be going on like usual. But they keep the name "redhat" only for the enterprise distribution. Actually the
"Fedora" project is also controlled by them. The technologies in "Fedora" releases will eventually end up in the Redhat enterprise releases. It's just like "Openoffice" and "Staroffice".

moeminhtun 10-27-2003 12:23 AM

See this review.

Fedora test version is actually redhat with a new logo.

spooge 11-03-2003 09:05 PM

no wonder rhat stock went to $15 since last Jan($3.50 or so).

they're marketing for the big corps.

freychef 11-03-2003 10:59 PM

I see it as a good thing. It may not keep Bill up at night (not yet anyway), but he might just start glancing over his shoulder. And yes, for the desktop user, there's Fedora.

yenonn 11-03-2003 11:22 PM

does fedora project, severn as good as RHEL 3.0? or may be RHEL 3.0 is far more better compared with fedora. pls comment some.... thanks...

moeminhtun 11-03-2003 11:31 PM

In terms of stability and reliability, yes, Enterprise edition is far more better. That's what enterprise edition is for. Make changes carefully and test carefully with a very long release cycle 12 to 18 months.

Robert0380 11-03-2003 11:38 PM

proud to say, I ditched redhat before they ditched me. moved my server and desktop to Gentoo with little downtime.

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