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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Experts: Red Hat Made 'Smart Business Decision'

Nov 14, 2003, 16:00 (32 Talkback[s])
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"What do you think of Red Hat's decision to drop support of Red Hat Linux 7 through 9?

"Ibrahim Haddad and Richard Petersen: It is a smart business decision. Red Hat came to realize that, by dropping support for Red Hat Linux, they will be able to put all their resources and efforts into capturing the enterprise market segment, which also includes the Carrier Grade Linux distribution -- a new flavor of Linux targeted for telecom platforms -- which Red Hat lacks.

"At the same time, Red Hat created the Fedora project to continue the tradition of having a user desktop version of Red Hat that they can guide and support [with] the open source development processes..."

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