Linked by Rahul on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 09:13 UTC
Red Hat Right after the recent news that Red Hat is offering a new subscription for mission critical deployment that extends the life-cycle for up to 10 years, Red Hat has announced another, that allows the customers to stay in a single point release for up to eighteen months and continue to get updates and support that point release. Matt Asay writes: "Red Hat has set the standard for world class software support, consistently earning top marks with CIOs for its efforts. On Thursday, however, Red Hat outdid itself, introducing a new product support plan called Extended Update Support. In a nutshell, Extended Update Support enables customers to run their mission-critical systems for longer stretches of time without having to take production systems offline to update them."
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Great move for Red Hat
by centos_user on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 01:09 UTC
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Red Hat has a great business model, they are really making it easier to support Enterprise servers without being forced into a upgrade route.

I am presently supporting Centos servers, however we will be going to the RHEL for the fact of the support and using some of the packages in Red Hat's channel like mod_jk that is available via the Application Stack channel.

I run Centos and Fedora on my workstations/laptops and I like RHN, it has so much functionality and it is easier to work with. It is hard to be Red Hat, they are really in their infancy with how far they can take the distro. I started out with store bought Red Hat Professional 6.0 that had 1-800 phone support for 30 days. A hobby turned into a career, I would have never have thought a 'free OS' would turn into a good career.

Just my thoughts...

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