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Re: [OT] Google Trends

On Sun, 2006-05-14 at 01:18, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> >
> > I can't see any downside to Red Hat offering a sub-$100/annual version of
> > their EL system for home use.   Ditch the support options if necessary and
> > just provide updates from RHN.
> >
> > It seems like a lost revenue stream to me.   Is there something very basic I'm
> > overlooking?
> >

> How would this be better than Fedora?

The code is better-tested before initial release (mostly coming
from late in a fedora cycle), then supported with updates
for 7 years.  For servers this is *much* better because the
server software is mostly feature-complete and you don't
want to have to reinstall them all the time.  However,
Centos has pretty much filled this need with their free
rebuild from the source rpms and free update support.

For desktops you probably have to put up with the fast
fedora release cycle because the desktop and application
software is still evolving rapidly.  But it's too bad that
you have to replace working kernel and device driver versions
with new and experimental ones just to get a current version
of evolution, OOo, and firefox.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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