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Re: Professional Workstation (was: CNET News Article)



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On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 16:19:26 -0400, leam wrote:

> > > I'd still like to find out how long is the life cycle and support
> > > for it though.
>
> > > http://www.redhat.com/software/workstation/
> 
> My understanding is that the new Red Hat Enterprise offerings have a 5 
> year life. The point of WS is that it is the same code base as ES and AS 
> so you don't have to worry about developers compiling something on thier 
> desktop and it not running on the server.

Though, Red Hat Professional Workstation is a different product than
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS, albeit based on the Red Hat Enterprise
Linux code. My understanding is that the initial product life cycle is
at least 12 months, after which you would upgrade to the successor
(just as with the Red Hat Linux 8.0/9 model). I think the future of
the product and its life cycle depend much on how popular it becomes
without making Enterprise WS less attractive.

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