Default MTA for various distros

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Sat Mar 18 13:12:33 GMT 2006

On 3/18/06, Paul Welsh <paul at> wrote:
> It boils down to CentOS or Debian because security patches will
> be available for these for the longest time (CentOS 4 till Feb 2012 and for
> Debian "about one year after the next stable distribution has been
> released").  OpenSUSE will be updated for 2 years.  CentOS is therefore my
> preferred choice.

Does that really matter? Will you be on release 4 for the next six
years? It takes 30 minutes to upgrade.


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