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16 June 2009, 10:05

Fedora 9 approaches end-of-life

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Fedora developer Jon Stanley has announced that the 10th of July, 2009 will be the end-of-life date for Fedora 9, code named Sulphur. Fedora 9 was originally launched on the 13th of May, 2008 and included the 2.6.25 Linux kernel. After the 10th of July, no new updates, including security updates and critical fixes, will be available for Fedora 9. The developers strongly advise all Fedora 9 users to upgrade to Fedora 10 or 11 to continue receiving updates.

The release cycle for the Red Hat sponsored community distribution is usually relatively short with a new version being released approximately every six months. According to the current Fedora release policy, maintenance for the last-but-one release ends one month after current major release is made available, in this case Fedora 11.

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