[AG-TECH] End of life for Redhat
s-slocombe at northwestern.edu
Thu Nov 6 11:38:37 CST 2003
This has stimulated quite a lot of discussion amongst our users and we are going to try and arrange a
conference call with "Redhat" to discuss licensing issues etc.
Anyone know if they have an AG node? It would make for an interesting event if they do.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Randy Groves
> Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 11:45 am
> To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: [AG-TECH] End of life for Redhat
> Don't know how many of you have received this note, but I got a
> notification from Redhat that support for 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and
> 8.0 is ending
> at the end of this year, and support for RH 9 will end in
> April of next year.
> And they will not be creating any new versions of Red Hat Linux. The
> choices are either going the fully supported route, with some
> version of
> Red Hat Enterprise, or hanging completely free with the
> 'Fedora' project.
> I can probably justify moving some of my machines to some version of
> Enterprise (although the fact that many of the 'server'
> applications are
> not supported in the Basic version might make it more
> difficult), but I'm
> guessing that it poses a potential long term problem for Access Grid.
> Will there now be an effort to move to a different platform
> as a standard?
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