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.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.