FW: RedHat errata policy updates and product end of life

Philip Rowlands phr at doc.ic.ac.uk
Fri Dec 20 06:33:00 CST 2002


On Fri, 20 Dec 2002, Basil Hussain wrote:

>> We have also taken this opportunity to clarify the end of life dates for
>> errata support for our current products:
>>
>>       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 7.0 (Guinness)      March 31, 2003
>>       Red Hat Linux 6.2 (Zoot)          March 31, 2003

These strike me as rather short; less than 2 year upgrade cycle is worse
than Microsoft. Hell, IBM will still sell you their version of DOS :)

That said, it's Redhat's disto which I use for free, so I can't really
complain.


Cheers,

Phil




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