Red Hat’s maintenance policy is nasty. On the one hand, they need to make money, and maintaining distributions is expensive. On the other hand, for those of us who use Red Hat in budget environments, we can’t really afford their advanced server product, and can’t afford to change to a new version every year. One solution is Debian, but change is painful, and Debian is not particularly well supported by Oracle and IBM. We ran into a third party that will provide patches for older Red Hat distributions here. Hopefully more companies like this will fill the void left by Red Hat’s change in policy.
Paul is an Avid Tech Geek who Loves writing, Cycling and All Things Linux! He comes from a Background of Windows Administration along with Ubuntu/Centos Server administration. Paul holds industry wide certifications include CompTIA & Microsoft Accredited certifications.