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NewsForge: Red Hat Professional Workstation: More Expensive, Fewer Features

Feb 19, 2004, 08:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Prince)

"Red Hat Professional Workstation was designed to allow former users of the company's consumer product line to continue to use a supported platform without having to migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Unfortunately, it fails to live up to its predecessors in key areas, and is considerably more expensive in some usage scenarios. Home users should look to the Fedora Project if they wish to continue using Red Hat technology, or consider migrating to another Linux distribution. Small businesses should analyse their current expenditure and consider migrating to another vendor.

"Late last year, Red Hat announced that it was discontinuing its consumer product line and replacing it with an unsupported, community-oriented developer platform, the Fedora Project. The announcement of the Fedora Project was taken by many in the wider community to mean that Red Hat was simply abandoning the home users and small businesses that had been its staple long before the existence of the Enterprise Linux platform..."

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