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Linux Magazine: Where Does a Red Hat Linux User Go Now?

Jun 03, 2004, 01:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Fort, Joe Griffin)

"At face value, Red Hat's announcement seemed like terrible news. A significant, influential, and popular Linux distribution was being obsoleted, seemingly leaving serious hobbyists, developers, and small businesses in a lurch. Yet buried in Red Hat's announcement was a reference to the Fedora Project, a 'development forum for new Linux and open source technology' sponsored by Red Hat. A merger between Red Hat Linux and the Fedora Linux project, a community project dedicated to building high-quality, third-party RPMs for Red Hat Linux, the Fedora Project promised hope for those migrating from existing Red Hat installations.

"But is Fedora a viable option? And for whom? Anxious to answer some burning questions, we doffed the Red Hat and donned a Fedora to find out just how well the new hat fits..."

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