[svlug] Red Hat pulls plugs on Red Hat Linux product line

HvR hvrietsc at myrealbox.com
Tue Nov 4 15:46:16 PST 2003

I made the switch to gentoo and never looked back, it is not for
newbie's but ok for anyone with a little Linux knowledge, their install
from CD is very fast, and the emerge tool to keep your system up2date is
awesome, no more major upgrades. I always hated going from 6.2 to 7.0 to
7.1 to 7.2 to 8.0 to 9.0 with gentoo that is no longer needed. i would
like to thank redhat for all the stuff i learned while using it but it
was time to move on...gentoo rocks

On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 15:30, Gary Lin wrote:

> Has anyone actually tried Fedora? I am current running RH 9.0 as the 
> cheap server solution for a non-profit organization (For web, email, 
> DNS, Samba, SSHd, and etc).  I wonder what distribution I should use in 
> the future so I don't have to actually pay for it?  Is Fedora a good 
> choice?  I heard people were talking about gentoo.  Is that a good 
> choice too?  I think I should start thinking about migrating my system 
> before RedHat discontinue its support on April.  Any good suggestion?
> -- Gary
> David Hummel wrote:
> >On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 04:14:16PM -0500, J C Lawrence wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 13:10:30 -0800, David E Weekly <david at weekly.org>
> >>wrote:
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>Kim, As far as I understand it, Fedora is a wholesale update of
> >>>RedHat 9. It simply won't be available in boxes at Fry's and you
> >>>can't buy support for it. There will be automatic updates,
> >>>everything will still be RPM'ed, and it should be possible to
> >>>upgrade to Fedora from previous versions of RedHat.
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>In short, Fedora is an attempt to clone Debian without bothering to
> >>pick up the design traits that make Debian so attractive and useful.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >As I understand it so far, the Fedora project is not attempting to clone
> >Debian, but rather to incorporate some of the best tools from Debian
> >(apt, etc.), which seems like a good thing.  I'm not sure about the
> >"design traits" you are referring to.  Hopefully it will be a
> >best-of-both-worlds type of situation, which remains to be seen.
> >
> >David Hummel
> >Genomics & Gene Discovery
> >
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