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Redhat/Fedora

From http://www.newsforge.com/software/03/11/03/1657205.shtml:

In an email to Red Hat Network customers, the company has announced today that it “…will discontinue maintenance and errata support for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 as of December 31, 2003,” that “Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and errata support for Red Hat Linux 9 as of April 30, 2004,” and that “Red Hat does not plan to release another product in the Red Hat Linux line.”

As a long-time [Debian advocate][1], I have only one thing to say:

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Ha ha!

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But seriously, it looks like Redhat is splitting into Redhat Enterprise Server, which will cost butt-loads of money, and Fedora, which will be community-supported and free. From Fedora's website:

The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free software. Development will be done in a public forum. The project will produce time-based releases of Fedora Core about 2-3 times a year with a public release schedule.

So, it will be interesting to see how that will pan out.

In the meantime, might I suggest Debian?

[1]: /archives/000153.html