Re: Is oldstable security support duration something to be proud of?
On March 15, 2008 08:14:48 am Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 04:13:43PM -0400, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> > RHEL and derivatives: 7 years
> RHEL does offer support for 7 years, but that's paid-for support. Notice
> that you *cannot* use official RHEL updates without paying for it (up2date
> requires a paid subscription to Red Hat's Network).
Yes, I obviously made an error there, it should be "Free RHEL derivatives",
and maybe even "CentOS", not "RHEL and derivatives".
> You can get
> white-branded distributions based on RHEL (such as Whitebox linux) but
> those do not provide *any* security support. You can also upgrade from
> third-party repositories, but that's not official security support.
The most popular derivative, CentOS, does provide security support.