eWeek: Red Hat Linux 9 Forces Stability Gamble
Mar 28, 2003, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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"'Release early and often' is an open-source mantra, but it has
anything but a calming effect on enterprise IT administrators more
concerned with maintaining stability in their infrastructure than
staying on software's bleeding edge.
"In a bid to court these enterprise customers without
relinquishing its Linux leadership role, Red Hat Inc. has split its
operating system offerings into enterprise and general-purpose
lines, with the former focused on maintaining stability by sticking
to a conservative upgrade path and the latter free to incorporate
the latest and greatest of Linux.
"On the general-purpose fast track, there will be no point
upgrades--nor the stability they promise. Case in point is Red Hat
Linux 9, the first update of the product since Version 8 was
released just last September..."