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NewsForge: Red Hat 'End of Life' Decision Explained by Red Hat

Jan 29, 2003, 16:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Hogan)

"About a month ago Red Hat announced in our 'Under the Brim' newsletter that we were changing the lifecycle of our Red Hat Linux product line. This product was originally designed to meet the needs of many types of users, including large enterprises, corporations, and individuals. As open source has advanced, it's become clear that this one size fits all productization of open source technologes no longer addresses these markets effectively.

"Last year we introduced Red Hat Linux Advanced Server to better address the needs of enterprise users of open source technologies. It's slower release cycle, longer beta period, and extended terms of support were specifically designed to help open source penetrate large IT users. While Red Hat Linux Advanced Server's feature set and price point are aimed at a reasonably high end user, our recent announcement of a sibling Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation product demonstrates our commitment to make enterprise products available at a variety of price points..."

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