[Beowulf] A press release
lindahl at pbm.com
Fri Jul 4 17:08:15 EDT 2008
On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 01:29:39AM -0400, Gregory Warnes wrote:
> On fundimental difference in philospohy explains both the fundimental
> differences between RPM and debian packages, and the reason for the lack of
> emphasis of in-place upgrades of desktop distros: vendor income. It is not
> in Red Hat¹s financial interest to make it easy to upgrade a system in-place
> by an automated tool. They make money by selling new O/S versions.
> Consequently, Red Hat explicitly designed the RPM format to discourage
> in-place upgrades.
Please take off your tin hat.
Red Hat sells by subscription, so, it doesn't matter which version of RHEL
you are running, just the count of servers. See:
and note that there are no version numbers mentioned.
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