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CNET News: Red Hat Revamps Premium Linux Plan

Mar 12, 2003, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Linux seller Red Hat on Wednesday will unveil a new phase in its plan to profit from a premium product, introducing a new lower-priced version of its Advanced Server software, along with a new brand name.

"Red Hat is renaming its Advanced Server product Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS and introducing an Enterprise Linux ES version for lower-end servers that have one or two processors, said Mark De Visser, vice president of marketing for the Raleigh, N.C.-based company.

"Red Hat is becoming increasingly aggressive with its high-end Advanced Server software plans, but the company wasn't successful in persuading companies to pay $1,500 to $2,500 per year for a subscription to use the Linux version on low-end servers. The new Enterprise Linux ES product costs $349 or $800 per year, depending on support levels, De Visser said..."

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