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Computerworld NZ: Red Hat's Move Damages Linux

Nov 25, 2003, 01:00 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juha Saarinen)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"I shouldn't be grizzling about Red Hat's moves to 'enterprise-ify' Linux once again, but I can't help it. A few weeks ago, I and many other users registered with the Red Hat Network (RHN) received an email explaining that that was it. No more support for the Linux distribution that's arguably the most popular in the world.

"With immediate effect, Red Hat will cease support for version 7.x and 8.0 of its Linux distribution, whereas users of the latest instalment, 9.0, have a slightly longer period of grace--until April 30 next year..."

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