New Enterprise Linux distribution on the horizon
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Sources close to three distributors of the GNU/Linux operating systems have announced that , and are working together on a new Enterprise Linux distribution in the hope of competing with 's and Red Hat's products.
The new distribution will be, making it the first Debian-based enterprise Linux distribution. According to , the distribution will support both Debian's native .deb package format (including ) and Red Hat's original system, in order to remain compatible with the many Red Hat-based enterprise distributions such as (RHEL) and — according to one vendor, "Basically the objective is to produce a distro that can act like Debian, use the Debian repository, but any Red Hat engineer should be comfortable with it." The distribution will also include a (within Debian) pioneering Web-based service manager for easy system administration, comparable to RHEL's tools of late.
- "Vendors Team on Debian-Based Enterprise Linux" — , July 10, 2005
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