Red Hat to ride off into history

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As reported by Slashdot yesterday, Red Hat’s preparing to ax their consumer line of Linux distros.

« “…will discontinue maintenance and errata support for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 as of December 31, 2003,” that “Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and errata support for Red Hat Linux 9 as of April 30, 2004,” and that “Red Hat does not plan to release another product in the Red Hat Linux line.” »

This comes has a shock to me, since I’ve come to really enjoy using Red Hat. At least I knew how to wrangle it to the ground when it got uppity. Oh well. The King is dead. Long live the King.

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