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Nov 13, 2003, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Will you be affected by Red Hat's decision to stop supporting Red Hat Linux 9 and older versions?

"Sean Lincolne: Most enterprise users who use Red Hat Linux will be affected, and it's certainly going to be detrimental. The only question is how bad will things get.

"The widespread availability of Red Hat Linux has allowed many end users, hackers (the white-hat version), businesses and educational institutions to experience this product. This has helped develop the availability of skill and experience, not only within an organization, but in the marketplace as well. One of the attractions of Red Hat Linux is the large community of users who know its particular quirks.

"If Red Hat deserts this part of the market, someone else will come in and fill the void, and the market will shift to follow it..."

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