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MandrakeSoft: MandrakeSoft Provides Official Product Lifetime Schedule

Feb 04, 2003, 14:30 (24 Talkback[s])


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"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..."

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