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Re: stable Fedora releases?



Honestly, if you are looking for something as a successor in the
Academic Environment that is rock solid, look at RH Enterprise Linux
again.  Their academic pricing (without support, but with updates) are
incredibly cheap ($50 for servers $25 for workstations).

We have a couple of labs and a dozen servers (some of the servers with
support contracts though which brings the price way up though but it is
worth it).  I and some other computer staff/students still use Fedora
Core (1 and now 2) on their desktops.  We also use Fedora Core on some
of our less critical servers.  If you need the rock solid stability,
then that is what Red Hat Enterprise is really meant to be for, and for
an academic price, it is very affordable.

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Paul Chauvet
UNIX & Linux Systems Administrator
State University of New York at New Paltz
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On Fri, 2004-05-21 at 10:18, Jack Howarth wrote:
>     Okay, up front I realize that Fedora is a hobbyist release...
> but the same could be said of Debian. With that said, is there 
> any plan in place for eventually having a benchmark stable Fedora
> release which would be equivalent to the Stable branch of Debian?
> I ask because it is unclear if one will be able to install a Core
> release and get access to the proper security patches without
> constantly upgrading Fedora to the point of it reverting back to
> a Test release (for the next Core of course). I know in the
> academic environment many folks are looking at Fedora as a successor
> to RedHat 9 but I am afraid it is more likely to be a Debian
> Unstable type release at best.
>                    Jack
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