Screaming-Penguin: Should I Switch from Red Hat to Debian?
Oct 27, 2003, 22:00 (18 Talkback[s])
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"The deadline to find a new Linux distro or start paying Red Hat
money is fast approaching. What I mean is that Red Hat has made it
clear that they will not support free versions any longer. The
support runs out on 7.x, 8.x and 9.x on December 31 2003.
"Now in support of them Red Hat has stated that they will have a
new free version and will support each new free version for a
period of one year. While that is something, it isn't good enough
for me. I have never successfully 'upgraded' any Red Hat machine
and that would mean new installs every 12 months, no thanks. Couple
that with the fact that Red Hat is clearly putting less effort into
anything free (such as now pay only update service and so on) and
the totality is a disconcerting one for free Red Hat users. The
fact is that Red Hat is no longer free friendly at all..."