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Re: Feature proposal: Extended Life Cycle Support

On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 06:40:37PM +0100, Mat Booth wrote:

> No, it doesn't make a great deal of sense. You say a market for this
> is the corporate desktop, but a government department I work with runs
> their scientific desktops on RHEL 4. They have a lot of in-house apps
> that are known to work on that platform. There is absolutely no sense
> in expending resources on switching to a newer version until that
> version's EOL is in sight.

But these requirements are certainly not the same for every customer.

One desktop customer running RHEL5 already complains about the version
of OpenOffice.  For that reason (and some others) we are thinking of
migrating their desktops (not their server) to F11.

And using OpenOffice (and requiring maximal MS-Office compatibility
for communicating with the evil world) can't be seen as an exotic
requirement for a desktop, IMHO...

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