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james.burnes at gwl.com
Tue Nov 4 17:12:02 GMT 2003
Redhat is not the enemy. Being a business, they have mouths to feed and
stockholders to please. That they can do that a make a modest profit is a
pretty interesting proposition. They do that through support. Enterprise
support is where the profit is.
They have contributed to Open Source time and time again, so we know the
stuff that they are made of. Don't forget that they are suing those
bastards SCO also. Without someone making money that would not be possible.
Of course, SCO is going to fade into irrelevance just as soon as IBMs army
of attorneys eats them for lunch and follows it up with a little snack
called Canopy. If the trail doesn't lead to Redmond, I'd be very surprised.
Given a choice, I'm more of a Slackware guy but I don't have a problem using
RedHat when necessary. Sure beats the alternatives at the corporate level.
From: Joshua Levitsky [mailto:jlevitsk at joshie.com]
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 12:16 PM
To: full-disclosure at lists.netsys.com
Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Fw: Red Hat Linux end-of-life update and
It's happened. Red Hat has officially said F@#$ YOU to us all.
Hey Red Hat.. I've got a migration plan for you... it's called BSD / SuSE /
Joshua Levitsky, MCSE, CISSP
Time Inc. Information Technology
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Red Hat Network" <dev-null at rhn.redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 12:50 PM
Subject: Red Hat Linux end-of-life update and transition planning
> Dear jlevitsk,
> Thank you for being a Red Hat Network customer.
> This e-mail provides you with important information about the upcoming
> discontinuation of Red Hat Linux, and resources to assist you with your
> migration to another Red Hat solution.
> As previously communicated, Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and
> errata support for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 as of December
> 31, 2003. Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and errata support for
> Red Hat Linux 9 as of April 30, 2004. Red Hat does not plan to release
> another product in the Red Hat Linux line.
> With the recent announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3, you'll
> find migrating to Enterprise Linux appealing. We understand
> that transitioning to another Red Hat solution requires careful planning
> and implementation. We have created a migration plan for Red Hat Network
> customers to help make the transition as simple and seamless as
> possible. Details:
> If you purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or ES Basic before February
> 28, 2004, you will receive 50% off the price for two years.[*] (That's two
> years for the price of one.)
> In addition, we have created a Red Hat Linux Migration Resource Center
> to address your migration planning and other questions, such as:
> * What are best practices for implementing the migration to Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux?
> * Are there other migration alternatives?
> * How do I purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or ES Basic at the price
> * What if my paid subscription to RHN extends past April 30, 2004?
> Find out more about your migration options with product comparisons,
> whitepapers and documentation at the Red Hat Linux Migration Resource
> Or read the FAQ written especially for Red Hat Network customers:
> Red Hat, Inc.
> [*] Limit 10 units. Higher volume purchase inquiries should contact a
> regional Red Hat sales representative. Contact numbers available at
> --the Red Hat Network Team
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