The Register: Red Hat Preps Wider Range of 'Advanced' Server, Client OSes
Jan 30, 2003, 17:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)
"Red Hat's new support policy for operating systems represents a
long-delayed tidying up, and is only--as some of you have
suggested--part of the whole picture, says company VP, product
strategy, Erik Troan. At the moment, the company has a three- to
five-year policy (which is being 'clarified' to a minimum of five
this week) for its flagship server product, Advanced Server, and a
one year policy for its 'consumer' products.
"Which at the moment is everything else, which is really where
the problem lies. Red Hat currently has one big, fairly expensive
server product aimed at business, and then the 'normal' stuff.
There is clearly a hole for people who want to equip business
desktops or deploy smaller servers, and want to do it with Red Hat.
Troan confirms that the company is moving to fill it..."