[svlug] Red Hat and the ISVs?

Craig Oda craigoda at communitybuilders.info
Mon Nov 10 09:14:56 PST 2003

J C Lawrence and Don Marti,
thanks for the information.

I'm not surprised by the information on RHEL that Red Hat is dishing 
out.  They run a business, fair enough.

I was wondering more about how the public is going to perceive ISV's 
that have products ported to Red Hat 7, 8, 9.  Afterall, isn't Red Hat 9 
much more widely used than RHEL 3?

Other things that make me wonder...  I don't use RHEL (currently use 
RH9).  Should I switch to RHEL? 

Since the release schedule for RHEL is spaced out, I can't imagine them 
moving up to the Linux 2.6 kernel when it is released later this year.  
Personally, I would like to use the 2.6.  If for nothing else, the 
improved USB support would be nice.

I'm sure that some businesses would want to use the 2.6 kernel.  On the 
server side, the improved performance for multi-processor systems and 
revamped threading would be nice.

So, if an ISV wants to take advantage of the 2.6 kernel, I guess they 
have to embrace Novell's Linux?

What's the skinny on Debian support of the 2.6 kernel?

With what Red Hat is saying about Fedora, I just can't imagine ISV's or 
IT managers taking it seriously.  Kind of a bummer for my personal use.  
:-(    Maybe it's time to give Debian another look.


J C Lawrence wrote:

>On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 07:54:05 -0800 
>Craig Oda <craigoda at communitybuilders.info> wrote:
>>Read it from the man, here:
>You are surprised that that page casts RHEL in an extremely positive and
>business-friendly light?  What other purpose does that page have BUT to
>do that and thereby encourage RHEL sales?

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