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eWeek: Red Hat Linux 9 Forces Stability Gamble

Mar 28, 2003, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

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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..."

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