Dear suse-security-announce subscribers and SUSE Linux users,
SUSE Security announces that SUSE Linux 9.3 will be discontinued soon.
Having provided security-relevant fixes for more than two years,
vulnerabilities found in SUSE Linux 9.3 after April 15th 2007 will not
be fixed any more for this product. We expect to release the last updates
around April 30th 2007.
Please do not confuse SUSE Linux 9.3 with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Service Pack 3, these are two different products.
As a consequence, the SUSE Linux 9.3 distribution directory on our
ftp server ftp.suse.com
will be moved from /pub/suse/i386/9.3/
to the /pub/suse/discontinued/ directory tree structure to free
space on our mirror sites. The 9.3 directory in the update tree
/pub/suse/update/9.3 will follow, as soon as all updates have
The discontinuation of SUSE Linux 9.3 enables us to focus on the SUSE
Linux and openSUSE distributions of a newer release dates to ensure that
our customers can continuously take advantage of the quality that they
are used to with SUSE Linux products.
This announcement holds true for SUSE Linux 9.3 only. As usual, SUSE
will continue to provide update packages for the following products:
SUSE Linux 10.0
SUSE Linux 10.1
for a two-year period after the release of the respective distribution.
Please note that the maintenance cycles of SUSE Linux Enterprise products
and products based on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system
are not affected by this announcement and have longer life cycles.
Other products that will be discontinued this year:
After 2 years of security support:
* SUSE Linux 10.0 - October 31st 2007
After 5 years of maintenance and security support:
* SUSE Linux Desktop 1.0 - November 30th 2007
* SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 - November 30th 2007
SUSE Linux Standard Server 8
SUSE Linux Retail Solution 8
SUSE Linux Openexchange Server 4.0
SUSE Linux Openexchange Server 4.1
United Linux 1.0
To learn more about SUSE Linux business products, please visit
. For a detailed list of the life cycles
of our Enterprise Products please visit http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not
hesitate to contact SUSE Security at <security(a)suse.de>de>.