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Old 12-14-2003, 08:52 PM   #1
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Reminder: Upcoming "End of Life" Dates for Redhat Products


Just a reminder to all those currently using Redhat products that official support (including errata/bugfixes/security patches) will end for the following versions of Redhat Linux:

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Red Hat Linux 8.0 (Psyche) --------------> December 31, 2003
Red Hat Linux 7.3 (Valhalla) ------------> December 31, 2003
Red Hat Linux 7.2 (Enigma) -------------> December 31, 2003
Red Hat Linux 7.1 (Seawolf) ------------> December 31, 2003
Red Hat Linux 9 (Shrike) ----------------> April 30, 2004
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So as of Jan 1, 2004 Redhat will no longer be releasing security fixes for versions prior to Redhat Linux 9. Please make the necessary migrations before those dates to avoid running insecure versions of Redhat.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 04:58 AM   #2
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yeah, thanks for the reminder, I'm not looking forward to that. All of my servers at work are on redhat 9

But, seriously, thanks.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 02:33 AM   #3
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did you give fedora a try?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 07:27 PM   #4
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Re: Reminder: Upcoming "End of Life" Dates for Redhat Products

Quote:
Originally posted by Capt_Caveman
Just a reminder to all those currently using Redhat products that official support (including errata/bugfixes/security patches) will end for the following versions of Redhat Linux:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Red Hat Linux 8.0 (Psyche) --------------> December 31, 2003
Red Hat Linux 7.3 (Valhalla) ------------> December 31, 2003
Red Hat Linux 7.2 (Enigma) -------------> December 31, 2003
Red Hat Linux 7.1 (Seawolf) ------------> December 31, 2003
Red Hat Linux 9 (Shrike) ----------------> April 30, 2004
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So as of Jan 1, 2004 Redhat will no longer be releasing security fixes for versions prior to Redhat Linux 9. Please make the necessary migrations before those dates to avoid running insecure versions of Redhat.
How About fedora? Any End of Life sign for Fedora?
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:17 AM   #5
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Not that I'm aware of. Right now the Fedora Team has Fedora Core 2 scheduled for release in early April 2004. How long Core1 will be officially maintained, I don't know. With Redhat, the official policy was a year from release, but they ended up maintaining several releases much longer than that.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 04:08 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Capt_Caveman
Not that I'm aware of. Right now the Fedora Team has Fedora Core 2 scheduled for release in early April 2004. How long Core1 will be officially maintained, I don't know. With Redhat, the official policy was a year from release, but they ended up maintaining several releases much longer than that.
Thanks for the INFO
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:34 AM   #7
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Time to migrate to another distribution - I suggest Debian GNU/Linux :-)
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:15 AM   #8
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Or SuSE!

Will SuSE release a newer version than 9.0 ?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 04:24 AM   #9
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Or SuSE!

Will SuSE release a newer version than 9.0 ?
Where can i get SUSE distro... I mean full ISO... I heard you must be ONLINE when you install SUSE...
 
Old 02-22-2004, 08:36 AM   #10
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SuSE is available only in net install form, live CD form, or for purchase. It's not a bad distribution, YaST performs a lot of configuration and installation tasks for you if you're into using a GUI configurator. I played around with 7.3, but I've heard it's gone downhill a bit since then.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 07:15 PM   #11
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Anybody here have tried the SElinux from NSA? They say that it's the most secure type of linux...
 
Old 02-22-2004, 08:54 PM   #12
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I've though about it, but the idea of using a distro from the NSA seems equivalent to downloading a free "web-browser" from Double-Click. I'm game for trying most distros, but NSA people scare me a bit. I might try Redhat's AS 4 when it comes out.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 09:09 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Capt_Caveman
I've though about it, but the idea of using a distro from the NSA seems equivalent to downloading a free "web-browser" from Double-Click. I'm game for trying most distros, but NSA people scare me a bit. I might try Redhat's AS 4 when it comes out.
I think youre right...
 
Old 03-06-2004, 10:10 AM   #14
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You know, Red Hat itself is not inherently insecure from other Linux's....with no Red Hat you'd still lose the privelege of security fixes. Its that BUYING or downloading Red Hat (ie. its updates) will notify you of everything that comes packed with Red Hat, kernel, endorsed programs and all....

With Debian/Slack, etc. you have to manually go to all the programs sites etc. for security updates, ie. gaim, etc. and there's no official support...
 
Old 03-06-2004, 10:30 AM   #15
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True, but at least with the Slackware and Debian sites there is a listing of all the updates/security fixes for older releases. With Redhat, the only advisories that are current are for Redhat9 and all of the Enterprise editions. People with older unsupported releases have to be aware of what new vulnerabilities effect there software and find updated packages on their own (for those who depend on rpms, that can be a challenge sometimes).
 
  


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