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eWeek: Red Hat to unveil Linux subscription service

Sep 20, 2000, 21:55 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Red Hat Inc. next week will announce a bold new concept in the provision of its Linux software to users."

"The Research Triangle Park, N.C., company, the country's largest provider of Linux software, on Monday will launch the Red Hat Network, according to Paul McNamara, vice president of Products and Platforms. This is essentially a subscription service that connects customers to Red Hat's central office, allowing them to receive all Red Hat Linux software updates and patches as well as news of kernel and other Linux developments for a monthly fee."

"While this approach appears similar to the model used by ASPs (application service providers), the difference is that Red Hat will deliver the actual software over the Internet or on CD, which customers can install locally, both for servers and embedded devices like cell phones."

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