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Re: Fedora Core == Linux? -- I gotta make a FAQ on this ...

On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 02:57:43PM -0600, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> Grab the SRPMS, follow a HOWTO, and build your own RHEL -- people have
> done it. ;-ppp

http://ftp.kspei.com/pub/whitebox/ (local mirror)

> As such, Fedora is 5 repositories:
> [ From http://fedora.redhat.com/participate/terminology.html ] 
> - Fedora Core:  Again, replaces RHL, releases every 4-6 months

It should be noted that only Fedora Core "officially" exists right
now.  The stuff at fedora.us is supposed to become "Extras", and
various other repositories are springing up that will probably assume
the other roles, but there's still a lot of infrastructure and such
that needs to be in place before that happens.

It is only a matter of time though.

> With that said, commercial support for older RHL releases is beign
> offered by Progency ( http://www.progency.com -- founded, ironically, by
> Debian's founder).

I have a funny feeling Jeff could tell us more about that...

> Red Hat is _not_ the Microsoft of Linux! Quite the opposite! There are
> far better commercial Linux distributors who are far better candidates
> for this position -- given their non-GPL focus in their own software
> development.

I have to say that I couldn't agree with that more...  I have really
only started being a bit of a fan of Red Hat recently.  Originally I
started using Red Hat because they were the first real distribution
with usable package management, and stuck with them because I couldn't
see any real value in switching.  Lately I really think they've
started doing a lot of things right, from hiring a lot of kernel
developers to (recently) actually taking community input (finally).

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