Red Hat charging for the wrong distribution?

Posted by devnet on Feb 1, 2005 7:45 AM EDT; By Brian Jones
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Red Hat has really been grating my nerves as of late. Undocumented features that are advertised but unusable, recommended updates that are thoroughly broken, failure to update packages with high-impact problems, and a poor software packaging and distribution policy have me testing other distributions with a goal of taking my business elsewhere.

This heightened level of aggravation with Red Hat started with their split from the community version. It should be noted that I think this was a smart business decision for Red Hat. There was no way they could continue to have a single distribution that was all things to all people. However (and some of this is coincidental), after that happened, I started having very large problems with the commercial version of Red Hat Linux (specifically, Red Hat Advanced Server).

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