[oclug] RH copies M$ customer relations stratagy
dana at dunrobin.dyn.dhs.org
Fri Nov 14 18:52:04 EST 2003
On Friday 14 November 2003 18:31, David F. Skoll wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > There is this, the fact that they didn't give a one or two year warning
> > about these actions and cancellation of updates.
> As far as I recall, Red Hat announced a long time ago that they'd be
> dropping support for RH8 and RH9. They reiterated it recently, and
> for some reason, it got a lot more attention the second time around.
> That being said, I certainly don't want to pay for RHEL, and I certainly
> don't want to run a distro that doesn't guarantee errata for more than
> a couple of months. It's time to take another look at Debian, I'm afraid,
> even though I've disliked it every time I've tried it in the past.
I did not get any polite reminders that my account was late so the threat to
collect was a complete surprise. Then they tell me that the support for RH8
ends this year.
When i tried to upgrade 7.3 to 8, the libs got messed up so I had to install
RH 8. So I'm hesitant to upgrade 8 to 9.
do you read the fine print on all your contracts?
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