Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89136
unidentified abbreviations in guides and release notes
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
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Description of problem:
The installation guides, release notes, etc for the various versions of Redhat
Enterprise Server do not state what the ES, WS, or AS actually mean. I'm
guessing that AS is for Advanced Server, but what are the others? A very brief
outline of what the releases are, and perhaps any major differences or uses
from the other releases would be quite useful.
Redhat Enterprise Linux ES.
If ES stands for Enterprise Server that would be a bit silly and redundant.
Redhat Enterprise Linux Enterprise Server?
Redhat Enterprise Linux WS.
Does WS stand for workstation?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
View the guides or release notes.
The suffixes AS, ES, and WS don't really stand for anything. Their intent is to
identify the variants of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product suite. See the
whitepaper entitled "An Overview of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product family"
at http://www.redhat.com/software/rhel/whitepapers/ for a thorough description
of the variants and how they differ from one another.
That said, we could add a summary description of each variant to the
introduction for each book in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux documentation set.
But, again, the identifiers AS, ES, and WS are not going to be "translated" or
"expanded" in these descriptions.