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royor 09-24-2009 07:41 PM

Which Distro has longest support duaration for each release?
 
Hello All Ye Linux Nuts and Bolts,
Which distro provides the longest duration of updates for a given release?
Fedora, as some of you know, has the shortest duration
of providing updates for a release.

Thanx,

R

brianL 09-24-2009 09:04 PM

Slackware. I think 8.1, which was released in 2002, still gets security updates.

~sHyLoCk~ 09-24-2009 09:35 PM

CentOS - 7 years ;)

royor 09-25-2009 10:55 AM

Thanks to all who responded.

While Slackware's history of support is indeed laudable, I read more about it
and learned that it does not have 2 things which I would definitely need:

Automatic dependency resolution for installing new software.
GUI based configuration and administration.

So, I decided to go with Centos.

Cheers,

R


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