[K12OSN] was: 4 Gig mem limit

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Thu Jan 3 22:43:18 UTC 2008

  Henry Hartley wrote:

> Brandon Kovach wrote:
>>> Pardon me for being dumb, but what is the k12ltsp EL?  More to the
>>> point, what is different between it and k12ltsp?  Is it still
>>> fedora based?  I think I read a post that said CentOS, but I can't
>>> find it now.  We've used the k12 project stuff for 4 years now and
>>> have had no trouble, but this year hasn't been the case.  I've had
>>> quite some trouble with it.  I was looking at maybe switching to
>>> something else ... Edubuntu or maybe doing a debian build myself.
> Yes, the EL versions are based on CentOS which is in turn based on Red
> Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL, hence the EL in the name).  The 5EL  
> version
> is based (big surprise here) on CentOS 5 (based on RHEL 5) and is in
> turn based on Fedora 6.  Yes, the numbers are out of sync between
> RHEL/CentOS and Fedora and will continue to be more and more as Fedora
> releases are much more frequent.  For many, the release cycle of  
> Fedora
> is too fast for production servers.  Also, the "security patch life
> cycle" for RHEL/CentOS is considerably longer.  If I remember  
> correctly,
> version 5 will continue to get security patches into 2012.

That's version 4. :o) RHEL has 7 years (!) of security patches and  
since RHEL/CentOS 5 was released in 2007 it will receive security  
fixes until 2014.

Nils Breunese.

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