This one is more of a reminder, or for those that may not have heard. CentOS 4.x will officially be “end of life” on Feb 29th. So, What does this mean?
CentOS tends to follow the RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) source tree that it’s based off of. Thus, when a major release of RHEL stops getting updates, the associated version of CentOS stops getting updates. So, that rock solid, super secure, server you have running in your brother’s basement as an offisite backup location, is no longer “super secure” as there will be no more critical and/or security patches released for it as of Feb. 29th.
Time to update to ver. 5 or 6!
Official notice here.