Re: Re: Re: how bleeding edge will the next fedora release be?

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On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 15:33, William Hooper wrote:
> Preston Crawford  said:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Jason Malone
> > Sent: 12/10/2003 2:37:22 PM
> > To: [email protected]
> > Subject: Re: Re: how bleeding edge will the next fedora release be?
> >
> >> Nope.  You could always buy RedHat.
> >
> > What's the middle step up, though? I see there's a pro desktop or
> > something or rather at my local Best Buy, but it doesn't seem to include
> > server utils
> This has already been disproved, but you seem to like repeating it.

On the box (I was in Best Buy looking at this the other day) it says
specifically the server utils or something to that effect aren't
supported. Just because I can download an RPM somewhere doesn't mean
it's supported. Fedora comes with MySQL and Apache and rudimentary
utilities to start them up (and in the case of Apache manage them).

> > and won't be supported in the future (as far as I know).
> One year, same as RHL used to be.
> "Includes one year of Red Hat Network updates"

So the cost of running this is at least $100 per year. Sorry. SuSE (for
now) charges $80 per Pro distro with free updates. I would go back to
SuSE before I'd pay $100 a year for updates and half supported server

> > So
> > why would I buy it?
> Because you want to support Red Hat financially.  That is the "middle
> step".  Otherwise, support Fedora by testing the beta releases.

Oh please. That's how you see it, huh? Either pay $100 per year for your
OS or beta test their software? Sorry. I'll go to another distro before
I do that. Maybe I'll go back to RH9 and pay Progeny $60 per year for
updates. Or maybe I'll go back to SuSE. Either route's a better deal
than that. Red Hat isn't a charity. If they want my money they're going
to have to offer me a better deal than a $100 a year Red Hat tax. At
least with Microsoft the tax man only comes calling every 5 years when
the EOL a product.

I really like Fedora and I support Red Hat and its decision fully, but I
won't use their software if Fedora becomes beta testing playground and
there isn't any step between that and a $100 a year tax. Sorry.


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