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  1. #1
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    Whats up with RedHat 9 life ending I hear about & a question on which OS to use?

    Hi all,

    Im about to purchase a server from servermatrix.com and on their get quote page, it ask what OS you want to use.. It recommends Red Hat enterprise 3.

    I know red hat 9 seems to be the most common, I have pass someone post on this forum about red hat 9 ending soon or something and on another dedicated server company saying red hat 9 ending in 6/04 or something.

    Can someone explain to me whats up with red hat 9 ending issue and also should I use Red Hat enterprise 3 as ServerMatrix recommends it as a OS?

    Thanks in advanced.

  2. #2
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    that's correct

    This e-mail provides you with important information about the upcoming
    discontinuation of Red Hat Linux, and resources to assist you with your
    migration to another Red Hat solution.

    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.

    With the recent announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3, you'll
    find migrating to Enterprise Linux appealing. We understand
    that transitioning to another Red Hat solution requires careful planning
    and implementation. We have created a migration plan for Red Hat Network
    customers to help make the transition as simple and seamless as
    possible. Details:

    ****************
    If you purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or ES Basic before February
    28, 2004, you will receive 50% off the price for two years.[*] (That's two
    years for the price of one.)

    ****************
    In addition, we have created a Red Hat Linux Migration Resource Center
    to address your migration planning and other questions, such as:

    * What are best practices for implementing the migration to Red Hat
    Enterprise Linux?

    * Are there other migration alternatives?

    * How do I purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS or ES Basic at the price
    above?

    * What if my paid subscription to RHN extends past April 30, 2004?

    ****************

    Find out more about your migration options with product comparisons,
    whitepapers and documentation at the Red Hat Linux Migration Resource
    Center:

    http://www.redhat.com/solutions/migration/rhl/rhn


    Or read the FAQ written especially for Red Hat Network customers:

    https://rhn.redhat.com/help/rhlmigrationfaq/

    Sincerely,

    Red Hat, Inc.

    [*] Limit 10 units. Higher volume purchase inquiries should contact a
    regional Red Hat sales representative. Contact numbers available at
    http://www.redhat.com/solutions/migration/rhl/rhn

    --the Red Hat Network Team
    i use RHE and i like it

  3. #3
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    Thanks for that.

    Umm.. so im guessing RHE v3 is free for reason because doesnt look like servermatrix is charging for it?

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    Originally posted by BeerHandle
    Thanks for that.

    Umm.. so im guessing RHE v3 is free for reason because doesnt look like servermatrix is charging for it?

    Wrong, they have volume liscense discounts. Normally it is 300$/year, but im sure redhat gives extreme quantity discounts.
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    Yeah, i hate how they did this. RHE has to many bugs, and fedora is not stable build yet.
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  6. #6
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    There have been lots of issues with the RHEL kernels, especially for Hyperthreding and Dual CPU users.

    RedHat 9 is no longer supported unless you use progeny.
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  7. #7
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    Fedoralegacy will release updates for it, as well as compiling your own updates.
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