long term support release
cra at WPI.EDU
Wed Jan 23 14:50:53 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 09:57:58PM -0800, Andrew Farris wrote:
> David Mansfield wrote:
>> You're not suggesting I use the 'Other Well Known Distro' are you?
>> Seriously, though, on my latest laptop I tried CentOS 5, and it was
>> awful on a laptop. Synaptic problems, networkmanager problems, crappy
>> wireless support (out of date) etc. I killed it in about a week. I
>> also tried the Other distro and as a Fedora (and Red Hat Linux before
>> that) guy, it just doesn't do it for me. Old dog, new tricks. It
>> lasted about a month. That said, updating every 6 months doesn't do it
>> for me either. What's a Fedora lover to do?
> You could skip every other Fedora release and get a full year between your
> upgrades, still getting the lastest security patches the whole time. F7
> doesn't go to EOL until F9 releases.
Not really. You have to wait ~6 months for the newest release to
stabalize before upgrading to it, so that cuts down the maintained
lifetime to only 6 months.
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