Fedora 12 reaches end of life

 Fedora Project developer Kevin Fenzi has issued a reminder that Fedora 12, code named "Constantine", will reach its end of life (EOL) on Thursday, the 2nd of December, 2010. Originally released in mid-November of last year, Fedora 11 featured the 2.6.31 Linux kernel, version 2.28 of the GNOME desktop environment, KDE 4.3 and a number of software updates. As of the 2nd of December, no new updates, including security updates and critical fixes, will be available. The developers strongly advise all Fedora 12 users to upgrade to Fedora 13 or 14 to continue receiving updates.

The release cycle for the Red Hat sponsored community distribution is usually relatively short with a new version being released approximately every six months. According to the current Fedora release policy, maintenance for the last-but-one release ends one month after the current major release is made available. In this case the current major release is Fedora 14, code named "Laughlin", from the 2nd of November.

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