Support Timelines

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One of the things I find my self wondering when starting a project is what platforms and systems to support. Should I support older systems when their own vendor support may be about to expire? This leads to the question, how log will support last for the various systems?

So I have decided to try and put together the timelines (as wibbly wobbly timey winey as they are) for different systems. Hopefully I shall keep this up to date so that it cn be continually referenced.

There are many types of support offered by different organizations. For this I shall define 3 types that seem to cover the different types offered. One is full support, which should include added hardware, features and security support. Two is extended support, that includes security patches. Thirdly is paid support, typically only offered to those specifically paying for it and usually only includes security updates.

Name Release Full Extended Private Reference