Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:22 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Fedora Core Fedora 12 has been released today. "I'm proud to announce the release of Fedora 12, the latest innovative Linux distribution from the Fedora Project, a global, collaborative partnership of free software community members sponsored by Red Hat."
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RE[3]: As a Fedora 11 user
by MattPie on Tue 17th Nov 2009 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: As a Fedora 11 user"
MattPie
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2006-04-18

I doubt RedHat supports CentOS unless you pay them too. My guess is they usually only support RHEL.

Well, it seems in this discussion 'support' is shorthand for 'patch and security support'. I don't think anyone was implying RH is supporting CentOS in the trouble-ticket sense. In any case, CentOS 5 will be 'security supported' until March 2014, which is a longest available right now (I think).

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RE[4]: As a Fedora 11 user
by sbergman27 on Tue 17th Nov 2009 19:45 in reply to "RE[3]: As a Fedora 11 user"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

In any case, CentOS 5 will be 'security supported' until March 2014, which is a longest available right now (I think).

Until April 2014 (said the nitpicker). March 31, 2014 is the official date.

I thought they had extended this due to the planned 12 month delay in releasing RHEL6. (Rahul?) But it would not surprise me if Red Hat ended up postponing that flag day for a while. Red Hat is top notch in consideration for their customers. As is the CentOS team. Though I am a bit annoyed at their (Red Hat's) breaking their 18-24 month promise. Predictability was one of the nice things about the RHEL/CentOS release schedule. Some of us "enterprise" admins *do* care about having the option to upgrade at reasonable intervals.

Edited 2009-11-17 19:47 UTC

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RE[5]: As a Fedora 11 user
by gilboa on Wed 18th Nov 2009 12:28 in reply to "RE[4]: As a Fedora 11 user"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

While I do agree that RHEL 6 is long over-due. (Especially if you use it as a workstation), in RedHat's defense, a lot of resources were invested in making 5.3 and 5.4 more competitive with recent distributions - anything from new(er) Firefox, evolution to backported network stack changes, updated drivers and KVM support.

Hopefully RHEL is right around the corner. (And with it, more blood into the EPEL project)

- Gilboa

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