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Re: Upgrade from FC6 to FC11

On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 10:17 +0200, Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> It is a little puzzling that when someone asks on a fedora ML how to
> upgrade Fedora, the answer is often "upgrade to CentOS instead".

It's common enough advice for servers, or other computers where you want
a long lifespan.  Fedora needs upgrading about once a year to the next
release, or you'll not have any updates for it, leaving you with unfixed
bugs, and security problems.  Alternatively, CentOS has a much longer
support cycle (several years), where you can continue to update packages
without having to upgrade the entire distribution.

Upgrading can be quite a hassle on servers with data that needs keeping,
or converting to newer formats, or if you have equipment in a rack that
will need disassembling to change/add a drive because of boot device

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