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[FYI] New Linux support policies are ominous


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New Linux support policies are ominous  

By Jon Lasser, Security Focus Online  

Posted: 14/02/2003 at 11:33 GMT  

Opinion Red Hat and Mandrake are cutting support for older versions 
of their Linux distributions... The results will be a security 
nightmare for the Internet, says Jon Lasser.  

Open source opponents have for years warned, "You get what you pay 

Now some Linux distributors are planning to make good on that threat. 
Red Hat and Mandrake's recently-announced revised support policies 
might spell the end of the free ride for many companies using Linux.  


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