Redhat will now support releases for 10 years....

serverwatch.com noted that Redhat has now extended the time it will support releases from five years to ten years.  This is great news for companies that can't afford to keep updating internal software at a faster pace.  Though the support cycle also means that support versions will have to keep that in mind when releasing software.  This combined with advances in virtualization mean that we can keep running software for even longer with out updating it.  Wait is that a good thing?  Well it's a mixed blessing but proves again that Linux has supporters that are listening to their customers unlike their counterparts that create the closed source OS's.