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Red Hat unveils 10-year support plan

Feb 03, 2012, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Red Hat announced it has extended the production life cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6 from seven to 10 years, as reported by our sister publication eWEEK. With the extension, RHEL 5 support will be carried through 2017, and RHEL 6 users are supported through 2020.

"The new plan was implemented due to high customer demand, said Red Hat. As Joe Brockmeier explains on ReadWriteWeb, 'Many of the customers adopting RHEL 5 were doing so mid-cycle, and were looking at dealing with upgrades sooner than what's desirable.'"

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