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From: Valdis.Kletnieks at (
Subject: Fw: Red Hat Linux end-of-life update and transition planning 

On Tue, 04 Nov 2003 10:25:55 EST, Eric Bowser said:

> Fedora seems like it will be unstable/difficult to patch/*insert
> whatever here* in an intentional effort to extract money from users for
> the enterprise version.  I don't debate the business sense behind their
> decisions, but they have made a viable OS available for years, gotten
> everybody addicted, and then replaced it with your choice of headaches,
> or a pay-to-play product.  Don't drug dealers do that?

On the other hand, commercial OS's tend to be *really* static, without
much innovation - look at IBM's z/OS, there's still remnants in there
from OS/360 in 1964.  People complain that Solaris hasn't picked up
<whatever> that other vendors have been doing for years.

That's the price of stability.

You should be glad that RedHat is willing to finance a distro where
the Next Big Thing can develop, even if it isn't their official product.
It's quite possibly the best thing that could have happened to
*both* RedHat and Fedora lines - now there's no longer the big
stability/innovation conflict that having one product line trying
to do both had.
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