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Re: [K12OSN] RedHat 10 not coming out (now what for LTSP?)



you can always order copies of cds from www.distrowatch.com

Dean

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Access Systems" <accessys smart net>
To: <k12osn redhat com>
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 11:40 PM
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] RedHat 10 not coming out (now what for LTSP?)


> On Mon, 27 Oct 2003, Dan Young wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 12:57, Access Systems wrote:
> > > On Mon, 27 Oct 2003, Jonathan Bartlett wrote:
> > >
> > > > > So I hear the rumor is that RH 10 is not coming out and instead
it's
> > > >
> > > > I'm not sure it would be accurate to call Fedora less-stable,
especially
> > > > when comparing to RH9.
> > >
> > > but if I send someone to buy a boxed copy of RH at the local
computerstore
> > > what will they find on the shelves??
> >
> > Nothing. Redhat isn't doing a boxed retail product anymore. It's an
> > expensive and slow way to get software into people's hands, particularly
> > if said software is developing relatively rapidly.
>
> I think that is a big mistake (IMHO) even if it is slow many people want
> to be able to pick up a copy, even if it is slightly behind. and the price
> could reflect the cost.   not to mention just having the presence in the
> store is identity, if not for a copy in a store years ago I would probably
> not be using linux or any open source software today.
>
> personally I always have bought my copies, my download ability is so slow
> that trying to download anything as large or complex as an OS will take
> forever.  not to mention I have been pushiing OS in Nicaragua where 1200
> baud is a fast download....
>
>  Bob
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