Linked by David Adams on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:41 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Red Hat ike your RHEL on your servers just the way it is? That’s fine by Red Hat, which has extended its flagship Linux operating system's lifecycle to ten years.
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I'm sure the DoD is happy
by CodeMonkey on Wed 1st Feb 2012 21:46 UTC
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Aside from enterprise clients, this may be largely influenced by the US Government and Department of Defense whom I would imagine is by a long shot RedHat's largest customer. After pushing so hard for widespread adoption, the DoD has RHEL5 servers everywhere now. When the government uses Linux now, they use RHEL5. And even though it's been out for almost a year and a half, there is nowhere near the amount of security standardization for RHEL6 within the government that there currently is for RHEL5.

When your biggest customer says "We won't upgrade for a long time whether you like it or not." then maybe you just say "That's cool, we'll just extend the product life cycle until you're ready."

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