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NewsForge: Red Hat Realignment Opens Door for Red Carpet

Nov 05, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Earlier this year Red Hat said it would drop Red Hat Linux to focus exclusively on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In September the company announced that the community-based Fedora project would replace what used to be the free version of Red Hat Linux. Yesterday Red Hat told its customers when it would end support of Red Hat 9. Those developments raised important questions for Ximian Desktop users. Would Ximian support Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora? And would the company position its Red Carpet service as the natural successor to Red Hat Network (RHN), since those who don't step up to Enterprise Linux will be left without RHN support for Fedora?

"To the relief of many, Novell's recent purchase of Ximian has not altered the organization's basic market strategy..."

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