I'm currently running OpenSuSE 11.3. I'm afraid as newer versions are released they will demand more of my old PC (Dell Optiplex GX270).
Also, I've heard of issues with newer Linux distributions having issues with older Intel hardware (just hearsay, not personal experience). However, patches for specific OpenSuSE releases have a limited window of time.
- Am I much more at risk to security issues if I keep a version of Linux past its patch date?
- Is it possible to keep a specific Linux release but still be able to receive security essential updates based on my repository selection?