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Red Hat Network has shocked many users of its Linux distro by informing them 1) that it will discontinue maintenance on Red Hat Linux 7.x and 8.0 by the end of 2003; 2) that it will discontinue maintenance on Red Hat 9.0 by the end of April, 2004; and 3) that it does not plan to release another product in the Red Hat Linux line. Here is the full text of an e-mail sent out this morning, courtesy of NewsForge: Thank you for being a Red Hat Network customer. 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 Apri... (more)

Forbes' "Red Hat = Linux" Spin Angers Sun Microsystems COO

Related Links: Schwartz "Totally Crazy" to Raise Idea of Sun Buying Novell, Says Analyst Most presidents and COOs of tech companies are glad to be mentioned in Forbes or anywhere else. Not Sun's president and COO Jonathan Schwartz. The following Forbes.com September 1 headline did not make Sun's  Jonathan Schwartz happy at all: "Sun Micro Still A Potential Threat To Linux," it declared. Not so, says Schwartz, who promptly devoted an entire blog entry to refuting Forbes's implication. What sparked the Forbes report in the first place was the news from Credit Suisse First Boston th... (more)

Red Hat CTO Keynoting Today on The Future of the Virtual Enterprise

The Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, Brian Stevens, will be giving the Virtualization Keynote entitled "The Future of the Virtual Enterprise" at SYS-CON Events' upcoming Virtualization Conference & Expo 2007 West in San Francisco (November 12-13). An industry luminary, Stevens is credited with having pioneered new technologies that contributed to the rise of Linux as an industry-standard operating platform. The keynote will take place on November 13. Stevens has over 20 years of enterprise engineering experience in UNIX and Linux technologies, ... (more)

Red Hat Goes to Delhi/Mumbai/Bangalore

Red Hat Chairman, CEO and President Matthew J Szulik is on a India visit next week to share Red Hat's vision and plans for India. The 3-day visit, from January 21 to 23, widely is expected to boost the adoption of open source software and accelerate the movement in India. Szulik is visiting the country for the first time and will be visiting Delhi and also the financial and tech capital cities of Mumbai and Bangalore, respectively. He will be addressing a media forum in Mumbai on January 22, 2004, where he'll provide guidance on Linux as the way of the future and will be making ... (more)

LinuxWorld, San Francisco: Red Hat's Offerings Go Beyond Linux With Support for Java

LinuxWorld, San Francisco: Who'll Buy Novell First, Sun or IBM? Open-source vendor Red Hat is expected to announce, at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo which opens today in San Francisco, subscription-service Java. With the addition of Java server support in addition to its Linux offering, the company adds to its programming tools. Pricing was not released although it has been speculated cost will be in line with its Linux subscription. Since last August, Red Hat said it would be developing an open source Java application with France-based ObjectWeb. The nonprofit middleware con... (more)