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Old 09-24-2009, 07:41 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 09-24-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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Slackware. I think 8.1, which was released in 2002, still gets security updates.
 
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CentOS - 7 years
 
Old 09-25-2009, 10:55 AM   #4
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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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