Debian Lenny reaches end of life
In a <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2011/msg00238.html" rel="external">post</a> on its security announce mailing list, the <a href="http://www.debian.org/" rel="external">Debian</a> Project development team has reminded users that <a href="http://www.h-online.com/news/item/Lenny-debuts-Debian-GNU-Linux-5-0-rele... title="Lenny debuts - Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released – 15 February 2009">version 5.0</a> of its Debian Linux distribution, also known as "Lenny", will reach its end of life (EOL) on 6 February 2012. From that date, no further updates, including security updates and critical fixes, will be released.
Debian Security Team member Moritz Muehlenhoff notes that users and distributors have had one year to upgrade their installations to <a href="http://www.h-online.com/news/item/Debian-6-Squeeze-is-finished-1184273.h... title="Debian 6 "Squeeze" is finished – 7 February 2011">Debian 6.0 "Squeeze"</a>, the project's current stable release from February of this year. Users are advised to upgrade to version 6.0 of Debian to continue receiving updates.