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Screaming-Penguin: Should I Switch from Red Hat to Debian?

Oct 27, 2003, 22:00 (18 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Charlie Collins for this link. ]

"The deadline to find a new Linux distro or start paying Red Hat money is fast approaching. What I mean is that Red Hat has made it clear that they will not support free versions any longer. The support runs out on 7.x, 8.x and 9.x on December 31 2003.

"Now in support of them Red Hat has stated that they will have a new free version and will support each new free version for a period of one year. While that is something, it isn't good enough for me. I have never successfully 'upgraded' any Red Hat machine and that would mean new installs every 12 months, no thanks. Couple that with the fact that Red Hat is clearly putting less effort into anything free (such as now pay only update service and so on) and the totality is a disconcerting one for free Red Hat users. The fact is that Red Hat is no longer free friendly at all..."

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