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Re: [SLE] Novell: Public Service Announcement
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 17:18:41 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505291718.41541.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 29 May 2005 17:04, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> But... Is it not the case that Novell discontinues support much sooner
> after a given distribution's release than Windows does? Windows NT 4
> came out almost nine years ago. Which Linux distribution from 1996 is
> being supported today?

NT4 went End of life on december 31 2002. Up until December 31 2004 you could
get "extended support" if you paid per incident. Today you can't even get
that.

Novell/SUSE's life cycle for business products is 5 years for all customers,
with extended support available if you pay for it.

And of course since you have the source you can always get third party options
if you pay for it, which means you will never ever find yourself stranded
like the scenario in the clip. If your business critically depends on it,
there will always be an option


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