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RedHat Enterprise Linux

On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Bill Horne wrote:

> The "Industrial" version of RedHat, called "Enterprise Linux", is being
> distributed on a subscription basis for prices starting at $179/year.
> I don't approve of RedHat putting Linux into a proprietary model, but
> the company has honored the GPL, and has put the source code on its FTP
> server.
> I suggest we (those of us agonizing over what to do when RH9 is dropped)
> compile the software and distribute it as a BLU linux varient.

I love this idea.  I'm supporting a large number of desktop machines at my 
work that are currently running Redhat 7.3, and I've been trying to figure 
out what to move them to after the end of the year.

I needed something that could be net installed easily with something 
similiar to kickstart, and that worked with all the programs we currently 
depend on.  I contemplated building the enterprise version from source, 
but I figured it was too much work for the number of machines I'm 

I'm more than happy to help with this project if we get enough people who 
are interested.


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