Fedora Legacy end-of-life announcements
Posted Jul 24, 2006 18:25 UTC (Mon) by jimmybgood
Parent article: Fedora Legacy end-of-life announcements
Wasn't it just a few days ago, that Will Woods, the new test lead for the Fedora Project, was quoted as saying, "There's always someone who will comment that Fedora is just Red Hat's beta test for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It's not true, and I want no one to have cause to say that ever again"?
Well, let's review the history of Fedora Core 2. It was released on May 18, 2004. Support was ended near the end of March, 2005 for an official run of only 10 and a half months. The last update at the Fedora Legacy project was June 6, 2006 for a total lifetime including barely over a year of security only updates of two years and nineteen days.
All support is scheduled to be cancelled July 26, 2006, three _working_ days after the end of life announcement on July 22. But that date has no meaning that I can see, since no updates have been released since, June 6, despite known security vulnerabilities.
Imagine the most irresponsible, cut-throat commercial operating system. Do you think even they would dare tell its users something like, "Oh we haven't bothered with any security updates in the past couple months, so we're just going to drop support altogether"?
Perhaps Will Woods is correct in saying that Fedora is not a test bed for Redhat. But I certainly can't take it seriously as anything other than demonstration project to fool around with. Where I work, we're steadily replacing all these "toy" operating systems with systems that get support.
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