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Why Firefox 9 Is Not in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Dec 22, 2011, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Mozilla faced its fair share of criticism this year when they moved to the rapid release cycle. Enterprises argued that they couldn't update as fast as Firefox is being released, with new browsers out every six weeks.

As it turns out, Linux vendor Red Hat isn't updating with every Firefox release either.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is the industry leader for Linux at this point and they're taking a different approach to updating Firefox. I recently spoke with Tim Burke, Vice-President of Linux Engineering at Red Hat about the Firefox issue.

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