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Re: [FC2 x86_64] Kudzu does not accept keyboard input

At 15:46 6/13/2004, Fons van der Beek wrote:
To me it looks like Fedora releases are being used to test and to pave the
way for the commercial products of Redhat.

<sigh> Here we go again.

Please, instead of starting another to-me-it-seems, it's-obvious-that, conspiracy-theory, abandonment-tragedy thread... please read the Fedora Project's website. The first two lines indicate:

     "The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored and
     community-supported open source project. It is also
     a proving ground for new technology that may eventually
     make its way into Red Hat products. It is not a
     supported product of Red Hat, Inc."

YES, Red Hat may and probably later will use pieces of Fedora technology for RHEL. NO, this is not the *purpose* of the Fedora distribution. For more detail see the "About" [1] and "Objectives" [2] pages.

[1] http://fedora.redhat.com/about/

[2] http://fedora.redhat.com/about/objectives.html

Many users are used to the stable products like RedHat 8 and 9, not to the
experimental positioning of Fedora....

Were you around when RHL 8.0 and 9 came out? Either you weren't or you don't remember people screaming *bloody murder*, begging to be taken back to 7.3 or even 6.2, threatening to go to SuSe, lambasting gcc-2.96, NPTL, take your pick. Red Hat Linux did a fair bit of pushing the boundaries and some people wanted lots more stability... they got RHEL. Some people bitched that RHL didn't move fast *enough*... they got Fedora.

This is not an *experiment*, damn it, it's an operating system that wants to be leading-edge. As such it's going to have some rough edges. That is the nature of the game.


-- Rodolfo J. Paiz rpaiz simpaticus com http://www.simpaticus.com

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