janina at rednote.net
Mon Nov 3 22:13:59 EST 2003
It looks like a sales pitch to me.
Short answer ...
The consumer level Red Hat Linux is no more--at least not by that name.
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Core have merged.
It is now called Fedora Core.
I will continue to call it Red Hat Fedora Core in a vain hope of
avoiding just such confusion as I seen on this list tonight.
To learn more look at htt:
Meanwhile, Red Hat Corp continues to offer industrial strength
distribution and support--which is what they seem to be selling in the
message you forwarded.
Chuck Hallenbeck writes:
> From: Chuck Hallenbeck <chuckh at sent.com>
> A friend of mine received this notice. Does it mean what it seems
> to mean?
> Dear LondaM,
> Thank you for being a Red Hat Network customer.
> This e-mail provides you with important information about the upcoming
> discontinuation of Red Hat Linux, and resources to assist you with your
> migration to another Red Hat solution.
> As previously communicated, Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and
> errata support for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 as of December
> 31, 2003. Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and errata support for
> Red Hat Linux 9 as of April 30, 2004. Red Hat does not plan to release
> another product in the Red Hat Linux line.
> With the recent announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3, you'll
> find migrating to Enterprise Linux appealing. We understand
> that transitioning to another Red Hat solution requires careful planning
> and implementation. We have created a migration plan for Red Hat Network
> customers to help make the transition as simple and seamless as
> possible. Details:
> If you purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or ES Basic before February
> 28, 2004, you will receive 50% off the price for two years.[*] (That's two
> years for the price of one.)
> In addition, we have created a Red Hat Linux Migration Resource Center
> to address your migration planning and other questions, such as:
> * What are best practices for implementing the migration to Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux?
> * Are there other migration alternatives?
> * How do I purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or ES Basic at the price
> * What if my paid subscription to RHN extends past April 30, 2004?
> Find out more about your migration options with product comparisons,
> whitepapers and documentation at the Red Hat Linux Migration Resource
> Or read the FAQ written especially for Red Hat Network customers:
> Red Hat, Inc.
> [*] Limit 10 units. Higher volume purchase inquiries should contact a
> regional Red Hat sales representative. Contact numbers available at
> --the Red Hat Network Team
> Account Information:
> Your RHN login: LondaM
> Your RHN email address: londa.mccullough at verizon.net
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