internetnews.com: Red Hat 's Fedora Legacy Offers Another Option
Jan 29, 2004, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
"Two weeks ago, users of Red Hat operating systems received an
'end-of-life' (EOL) e-mail notifying them that support for the
popular Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8 versions was ending.
"The move, while not unexpected, left customers with a choice of
migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or subscribing to a
paid legacy update service from Progeny or other vendors.
"A community project called Fedora Legacy was also mentioned,
but the group hadn't made any releases. That's now changed, as the
group has announced its first round of official updates.
"'We are pleased that this group has put forth the effort to
keeping legacy Red Hat products alive, so that people who choose to
still use them can have updates, fixes and patches,' Red Hat
spokesperson Leigh Day told internetnews.com..."