We use Fedora 8 (an Amazon EC2 Public Image) for some of our servers. I see that Fedora is at version 20 now, and Fedora 8 is from around 2006/7. What confuses me is that these servers were installed in 2009, so even then this was quite an old version. Does Fedora 8 have longer support? I thought Centos is used for servers as it's more stable, while Fedora is experimental, but maybe that wasn't the case back then.
I wonder if this isn't completely outdated? What are the risks?
Back in 2009 Amazon EC2 used Fedora 8 as default AMI, and it was not possible to install a newer Fedora release. Apparantly Amazon released updates themselves, so they kept it up to date.