Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Show me ONE distro, just one mind you, that will give a solid 7 years of updates with NO need to upgrade and i'll happily toss my "Is it safe" test...

RHEL, CentOS, and Scientific Linux. 7 years of support without the need to upgrade. CentOS and SL require no support contract. And both of those have demonstrated a real 7 years of free support for two or three release cycles of RHEL.

CentOS and SL both supported RHEL 2.1 through RHEL 2.1 EOL. But RHEL was new, and they had some ramping up time. They didn't release for 18 months or so after the RHEL 2.1 debut.

CentOS and SL 3 was supported the full 7 years. And it saddens me to say that CentOS 4 reaches EOL at the end of next month, after 7 years of reliable service to me, and to the rest of its user-base. (I'll miss that one!)

RHEL 5 was released on 3/14/2007. CentOS and SL will support their versions for another 2+ years.

RHEL 6 was released 11/10/2010 and will be supported by them until very late 2017.

Your checkout clerk customers don't even keep their cars that long.

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