August 25, 2004

SysAdmin to SysAdmin: The Red Hat end-of-life debacle

Many admins who got the OK to get Linux in the door a few months ago have had to face a lot of people with ties on and arms folded standing outside their cubicle after Red Hat made its end-of-life announcement: Red Hat would no longer release updates for Red Hat Linux 9 and would no longer distribute free ISO images of its releases. The alternative, Red Hat Enterprise, costs money, which invalidated one argument that was useful in getting Linux in the door in the first place.


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