MandrakeSoft: MandrakeSoft Provides Official Product Lifetime Schedule
Feb 04, 2003, 14:30 (24 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"With the forthcoming release of Mandrake Linux 9.1, we are
forced to consider the product lifetime of existing products.
Because every update released by MandrakeSoft involves extensive
testing and QA, we feel that we are better able to provide support
for, and deliver timely support of, our products by discontinuing
support for 'legacy' distributions.
"The product life of Mandrake Linux products has not been
publicly disclosed, and as a result customers may have been forced
into quick migrations to newer products to continue receiving
security and bug fix updates. We believe that customers should be
able to plan migrations to newer distributions well in advance of
their discontinuation date.
"With the release of Mandrake Linux 9.1, we will put in place a
cycle that customers can easily anticipate..."