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Old 8th February 2009, 09:00 PM
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Long Term support


I was wondering if there will be a Fedora version that will have Long Term support for it.

I LOVE Fedora. I have been using since Fedora Core 2. I like that is constantly evolving and getting better with each passing version. I keep learning more and more with each new version and have gotten much better at dealing with issues as they arise (which aren't many), but I would to keep with one version for awhile.

I did just upgrade all my older Fedora station to 10 and would like them to stay here but still be able to get updates for it 3 years from now.
I have used other distro's as well like Ubuntu, Suse, Knoppix....etc. but have always come back to Fedora as my main workstation. I have made the switch away from MS... at least in MY house.

While I do understand that this is a testing bed for the real Red Hat releases, but can we have one version that will be around for longer then a year.

So far I love the look and feel of Fedora 10. Is there any way that we can keep getting support for it 2 years from now.

I would like to thank ALL the people that are involved in the ongoing process of keep up Mickey$oft FREE.

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Old 8th February 2009, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Defiantone View Post
OMGo(sh).... what an unlucky god penguins don't love any god
And i think, no luck with the 2 years of support for F10 neither

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Old 8th February 2009, 09:20 PM
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The short answer is 'no'. Fedora is a testing distro for new and improving software and is not intended to be a long-term distro by design. You might want to consider CentOS, which is a 'free' version of Red Hat and does have long-term potential. Of course, there's nothing wrong with simply leaving a perfectly functioning version of Fedora running smoothly without updates.
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Old 8th February 2009, 09:23 PM
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thanks for good words.

how you plan to use fedora with long term? if as desktop, then you can avoid all future vulnerabilities and stay with current desktop applications, kernel and updates which you currently have. I pretty sure you do not need to update to next distro becaue you do not want to see last gnome/eclipse or other application features.

if you plan to use fedora as server, then probably you want to switch to redhat distro or cent os distro and get feature stability which you want to see.

i see no reason for long term support, sorry.
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Old 8th February 2009, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by bob View Post
Of course, there's nothing wrong with simply leaving a perfectly functioning version of Fedora running smoothly without updates.
Hi honey bee bob!!!!!!!
Well, yeah!!! except for some security bugfix maybe ....
Btw you could use your F10 for one whole year with every updates!!! i know ...it's just half of what you were asking, but for what is worth "one more year" !! maybe you could take the risk to use some old software as you were asking for a desktop PC, i think
Even if it's like living in a ice crystal, because it'll be difficult to find new software to install, whenever eventually you'll need it

Well, maybe it's just better CentOS .... or take a couple of afternoons each year to download and install the new Fedora

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Old 9th February 2009, 01:56 AM
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We had this thread alot. One is CentOS and the other is Ubuntu LTS.

Another thought was skip all odd version of Fedora. Just fresh install Fedora 8, Fedora 10, Fedora 12, beyond.
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Old 9th February 2009, 02:41 AM
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I used CentOS 5.2 until just recently, when I installed Fedora 9. CentOS is rock solid, but it is a bit like wearing Perry Como sweaters and listening to the crooners. (If you're under age 40, don't ask. It would take too long to answer.)
At the moment, I'm using Fedora 9, and will probably do the opposite alternate routine, skipping the even numbers, for a while, till CentOS 6 comes out. I'm just more comfortable with the rpm-based distributions, especially Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS. Debian-based are all good, I suppose, but I just didn't feel at home with them.

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