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Re: Fedora Questions

Roberto J. Dohnert wrote:

> I know you guys have probably been pretty much fending off the naysayers
> for the last couple of days who are predicting doom on Red Hat.  I will
> admit I dont agree with the route Red Hat has taken but I am going to give
> Fedora Core a fair chance and I am not going to jump the gun and immediate
> start suggesting SuSE Linux to my clients.  I have a couple of questions

IBM distribution, aka SuSE, is free 'close sofware' plus some proprietary sofware.
I dislike this. And:
"_At the moment_ we are maintaining SuSE Linux for 2 years - that means
Bug fixes and Security fixes will be released for two years for each SuSE
Linux version. Contrary to our business products with maintenance this is
_not_ guaranteed."

> 1.  Will Red Hat be extending the EOL for any of its older products such
> as RH 7.x and 8.x and will they allow any further renewal subscriptions to
> services for these older products?


Maybe an external team, community work, will work on it. No warranties.

> 2.  Will Red Hat make boxed versions available of Fedora Core through the
> online store or is there a plan to get a third party retail firm behind
> it?

NO. Only at the NET.

> 3.  Will Red Hat extend any kind of service agreements to users of Fedora
> Core in a production environment who are subscribed to the RHEL services?

NO. There is not Red Hat support to Fedora.

> 4.  Has anyone heard or talked to Sun about the status of Java support
> extending to Fedora Core as they do through Red Hat 8.x and 9.x?

Red Hat only certifies products in RHEL. Maybe the "putting
the bank in bankruptcy" guys are working to support Fedora.
I don't know. But if it works with 9 it should be work with Fedora, more or less.

> 5.  What will be the status of NVidia driver support for Fedora Core?
> Most of my clients need Java and the NVidia or ATI support and they do not

if it is binary, forget it : http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=73733

RH _only_ works with free software, and it's a good policy

> wish to subscribe to RHEL, most of them have inside Linux techs who do
> most of the updates for them or for anything really intensive they call me
> and my company.

If you *only* want updates, there is an option to purchase it without support.
RHEL ES $349 and RHEL WS $179.

to get more information take a look:



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