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Which Linux Distribution Version?

By Jaqui ·
I regularly see people asking for version of software that works with Red Hat Linux 9.

My normal reply: the version on the cdroms for the antiquated version of Red Hat you have. RHL9 is roughly equivalent to using windows 3.1.1, it's not getting security or bugfixes, there is zero support for it.
use a newer version, it will not be as vulnerable to exploits. Red Hat's Fedora Core 6 is coming out soon, it's their latest version.

The funny thing is, webhosting services seem to be using either RHL 7 or RHL 9.

and people wonder why website exploits are so common in the security lists, it's not just to ms based software used to write them, it's the unsupported os under them.

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by Jaqui In reply to Is this

this is like a corporation still using windows 3.1.1 on 386 machines [ 16 bit processor ] in the day of 64 bit processors.

I'm questioning the intelligence of a company that is using linux already not upgrading the os long after all support for that version is killed off.

I have seen ads for linux admins here for RH7, which is utter stupidity on the part of the company to not have upgraded.

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