NewsForge: Red Hat 'End of Life' Decision Explained by Red Hat
Jan 29, 2003, 16:00 (23 Talkback[s])
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"About a month ago Red Hat announced in our 'Under the Brim'
newsletter that we were changing the lifecycle of our Red Hat Linux
product line. This product was originally designed to meet the
needs of many types of users, including large enterprises,
corporations, and individuals. As open source has advanced, it's
become clear that this one size fits all productization of open
source technologes no longer addresses these markets
"Last year we introduced Red Hat Linux Advanced Server to better
address the needs of enterprise users of open source technologies.
It's slower release cycle, longer beta period, and extended terms
of support were specifically designed to help open source penetrate
large IT users. While Red Hat Linux Advanced Server's feature set
and price point are aimed at a reasonably high end user, our recent
announcement of a sibling Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation
product demonstrates our commitment to make enterprise products
available at a variety of price points..."