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Re: Accessing A Fedora 7 Box FROM The Net



On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 12:46:57AM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 05:20:26 +0200,
>   Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> > 
> > PS: To all those who have replied in this thread: please DO NOT ANSWER this
> > sort of questions about unsupported releases (other than with a reply like
> > mine). You need to pressure people into upgrading, refusing to answer any
> > questions about the unsupported release is the best way. Answering the
> > question doesn't actually help the person who asked, you're helping the
> > script kiddies instead.
> 
> I disagree. He may have a legitimate reason for not upgrading (such as current
> kernels not working with his hardware). And it may be that some software
> on the machine is not stock F7, but in fact more recent versions of critical
> software. At this point we don't know. Certainly, strongly suggesting an
> upgrade is reasonable, but trying to use unrelated problems as leverage
> seems over the line to me.
> 
 If your going to use outdated software then there shouldn't be any expectation of support. The expectation that you will move away from unsupported releases is entirely reasonable. Now your certainly free to do as you please but Kevin is entirely correct. The continued use of unsupported software is detrimental to the online community as a whole, if your outdated F7 gets compromised your probably not going to be the only one that suffers as a result. I see people clobbering users with supported releases over the head because they break the oh so precious netiquette but apparently running unsupported software is ok, this in my opinion is a much bigger breach of netiquette than top posting will ever be. Responsible netizens? I 've seen that term tossed around this list more than once, maybe people should actually stop and think about what that means.
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