End of life for FC1?

Aaron Bennett aaron.bennett at olin.edu
Wed Jun 9 18:45:10 UTC 2004

dante at virtualblueness.net wrote:

>Hi everyone,
>I've looked at the fedora site for their release schedule, however, 
>nowhere do I see when support for FC1 will end --- support in the sense 
>that the team will make updates available.  The reason I'm asking is that 
>I would like to use FC for our linux lab and I'm not confortable with FC2 
>given that it is "rough around the edges".  FC1 is ideal for our needs, 
>but not if updates for it will end soon.

from http://fedora.redhat.com/about/faq/

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Aaron Bennett
UNIX Administrator
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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