The Register: Red Hat's Fedora Released--The Upgrade Path for the Rest of Us?
Nov 06, 2003, 15:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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"The first edition of Red Hat's other hat, Fedora Core 1, is now
available, giving the world a chance to suck and see what you might
term 'Red Hat Linux like it used to be.' Red Hat terminated the Red
Hat Linux distribution earlier this week, directing businesses to
the paid-for Enterprise packages and enthusiasts to Fedora--and
this is therefore where it gets interesting.
"The Fedora-Enterprise footprints do not cover the ground
vacated by RHL's demise precisely, which is entirely deliberate.
Fedora is not supported by Red Hat, and if you run your business on
it, which is not a recommended Red Hat option, then it's down to
you and the support you can get from the community. You do business
with Red Hat, then you pay the Red Hat tab. But the community's
support and contribution is of considerable value to Red Hat, as
indeed is Red Hat's contribution to the community, so we have
Fedora presented as the alternative route..."