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Insecure and irresponsible to use a Fedora Version, which isn't supported anymore?

Hello,

I made the mistake to set up a fileserver with Fedora (14) instead of CentOs. All in all it works like a charme and I'm not in need of any new features. So from this point of view I'm very satisfied and I don't want to upgrade the Fedora Version. But I'm a bit worried about the aspect of Security.

Usually I don't want the settings been overwritten by an upgrade. Furthermore I read many warnings about an inplace-upgrade, especially through so many versions. What do you think... is it irresponsible to use a Fedora-Version, which isn't supported anymore? Of course it's recommended and better to use the latest Version, but can you compare a Linux Distrubtion to... for example Windows Server 2000 or is Fedora much less vulnerable?

The fileserver has no connection to the internet. I enable it manually for getting updates. You can only access the server shares via Samba & Authentification (ACLs).

Thank you in advance for your opinion.

Insecure and irresponsible to use a Fedora Version, which isn't supported anymore?

Hello,

I made the mistake to set up a fileserver with Fedora (14) instead of CentOs. All in all it works like a charme and I'm not in need of any new features. So from this point of view I'm very satisfied and I don't want to upgrade the Fedora Version. But I'm a bit worried about the aspect of Security.

Usually I don't want the settings been overwritten by an upgrade. Furthermore I read many warnings about an inplace-upgrade, especially through so many versions. What do you think... is it irresponsible to use a Fedora-Version, which isn't supported anymore? Of course it's recommended and better to use the latest Version, but can you compare a Linux Distrubtion to... for example Windows Server 2000 or is Fedora much less vulnerable?

The fileserver has no connection to the internet. I enable it manually for getting updates. You can only access the server shares via Samba & Authentification (ACLs).

Thank you in advance for your opinion.