SearchEnterpriseLinux: A Linux Enterprise with a View: On Red Hat, Novell and More
Nov 13, 2003, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)
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"Will you be affected by Red Hat's decision to stop
supporting Red Hat Linux 9 and older versions?
"Sean Lincolne: Most enterprise users who use
Red Hat Linux will be affected, and it's certainly going to be
detrimental. The only question is how bad will things get.
"The widespread availability of Red Hat Linux has allowed many
end users, hackers (the white-hat version), businesses and
educational institutions to experience this product. This has
helped develop the availability of skill and experience, not only
within an organization, but in the marketplace as well. One of the
attractions of Red Hat Linux is the large community of users who
know its particular quirks.
"If Red Hat deserts this part of the market, someone else will
come in and fill the void, and the market will shift to follow