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internetnews.com: Legacy Red Hat Users Seek Alternatives

Jan 16, 2004, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"This week's reminder was the fourth in recent months. Though the official cutoff was Dec. 31, Red Hat released a final kernel update after that deadline.

"'We wanted to be responsible and not blindside anybody and give them the chance to make an alternate plan,' Red Hat spokeswoman Leigh Day said.

"The announcement comes days after Microsoft's extended support for its Windows 98 opearting system.

"'Our end-of-lifing only says that we're not going to support it anymore. Proprietary end-of-lifing means, in many cases, that you have to discontinue use,' Day said..."

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