OT: Linux Distrobutions?

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Nov 3 19:15:57 GMT 2003

The free version of RedHat will continue, but will be now known as "Fedora"
(the type of hat) and will be updated a few times each year. They don't
guarantee how long support will be provided for any given Fedora release,
but I think it's what most people will migrate their boxes to.

Lots of people on this list are bound to vote for Debian, but personally I
have always found it to be the "enthusiast's" distro. Usual rules on flame
wars and religious debates apply :)
SuSE is a good alternative to RedHat.

At 19:08 03/11/2003, you wrote:
>I just got an email about Redhat going enterprise.
> From redhat email:
>>As previously communicated, Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and
>>errata support for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 as of December
>>31, 2003. Red Hat will discontinue maintenance and errata support for
>>Red Hat Linux 9 as of April 30, 2004. Red Hat does not plan to release
>>another product in the Red Hat Linux line.
>I run a personal + friends, Not for Profit server for email and web,
>100% on my own dime.
>If I could afford enterprise I would.  I know this has nearly nothing to
>do with mailscanner,
>but I'm looking for recommendations for Linux Distro's.  I like redhat
>for the ease of updating
>and use.  I like not having to spend time figuring dependencies.  I
>could afford SuSE
>professional ($80 per 2 years or so).  I'm looking for something that I
>don't have to spend a
>lot of time tweaking.
>Thanks for any feedback, Thanks for your time.

Julian Field
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