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Old 11-04-2003, 02:22 AM   #1
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Exclamation Red Hat Linux discontinued?


I received this email from Red Hat:

Thank you for being a Red Hat Network customer.

This e-mail provides you with important information about the upcoming
discontinuation of Red Hat Linux, and resources to assist you with your
migration to another Red Hat solution.

As previously communicated, Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and
errata support for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 as of December
31, 2003. Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and errata support for
Red Hat Linux 9 as of April 30, 2004. Red Hat does not plan to release
another product in the Red Hat Linux line.

With the recent announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3, you'll
find migrating to Enterprise Linux appealing. We understand
that transitioning to another Red Hat solution requires careful planning
and implementation. We have created a migration plan for Red Hat Network
customers to help make the transition as simple and seamless as
possible. Details:

****************
If you purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or ES Basic before February
28, 2004, you will receive 50% off the price for two years.[*] (That's two
years for the price of one.)

****************
In addition, we have created a Red Hat Linux Migration Resource Center
to address your migration planning and other questions, such as:

* What are best practices for implementing the migration to Red Hat
Enterprise Linux?

* Are there other migration alternatives?

* How do I purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or ES Basic at the price
above?

* What if my paid subscription to RHN extends past April 30, 2004?

****************

Find out more about your migration options with product comparisons,
whitepapers and documentation at the Red Hat Linux Migration Resource
Center:

http://www.redhat.com/solutions/migration/rhl/rhn


Or read the FAQ written especially for Red Hat Network customers:

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/rhlmigrationfaq/

Sincerely,

Red Hat, Inc.

[*] Limit 10 units. Higher volume purchase inquiries should contact a
regional Red Hat sales representative. Contact numbers available at
http://www.redhat.com/solutions/migration/rhl/rhn

--the Red Hat Network Team
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:35 AM   #2
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And you posted it here... why?

So they're renaming Redhat Linux.. to "Fedorah Linux"

This is news?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:53 AM   #3
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I suppose, as I don't use RedHat much, it was news to me.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:36 AM   #4
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Thats very strange !!!
 
Old 11-04-2003, 04:00 AM   #5
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I think it's the fact that they will not be offering a free version any more that is news. The news reports that have come out seem to suggest that.

http://www.ciol.com/content/news/2003/103110403.asp
http://www.newsforge.com/software/03...&tid=82&tid=94
http://www.linuxworld.com/story/37812.htm

But I would be concerned about the fact that this came via email and not announced as well in other ways. How reliable is this email?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 05:01 AM   #6
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Lawrence Strydom commented ...
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IMHO RedHat Linux has adopted a business model up to now assosciated with the boys in Redmond.
The concept is realy simple. Find a good, free product, market it agressively, build your brandname and get a lot of people to depend on it. Along the way develop a certification program to create a pool of support people exclusively quallified on your product. Once you have enough people roped in, start charging an arm and a leg for services, support and upgrades and forget about the people who made it possible in the first place. The mighty Dollar talked and RH listened.


this was a clip from one of those articles.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 12:01 PM   #7
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/me points to the new forum.. called, Fedora, and the announcements related to it?
 
  


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