By consequence, the SUSE Linux 8.0 distribution directories on our ftp server ftp.suse.com will be moved to the /pub/suse/discontinued/ directory tree structure to free space after the recent availability of the new SUSE LINUX 9.1 ftp version; the 8.0 directories in the update trees will follow later in July/August 2004, as soon as all updates have been published.
The discontinuation of SUSE Linux 8.0 enables us to focus on the SUSE LINUX distributions of a newer release date to ensure that our customers can continuously take advantage of the quality that they are used to with SUSE LINUX products.
This announcement holds true for SuSE Linux 8.0 only. As usual, SUSE will continue to provide update packages for the following home users distributions:
SuSE Linux 8.1
SuSE Linux 8.2
SUSE LINUX 9.0
SUSE LINUX 9.1
for a two-year period after the release of the respective distribution.
Please note that the maintenance cycles of SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server products and products based on the SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server operating system are not affected by this announcement. To learn more about SUSE LINUX business products, please visit http://www.suse.com/us/business/products/