I'm planning to rent a virtual server which besides some other Linux distributions only provides Fedora 8. (I know Fedora and I don't want to go with openSUSE or Debian unless I have to)
Fedora 8 is not that old, but I still have my doubts about running my Rails application there. I fear that half-way through I notice that Fedora 8 is a bad fit and I'm stuck with a 24 months agreement.
But from a strict technical point of view: Is it wise to use Fedora 8 on a server? Are current versions of packages available or do I have to choose between compiling everything myself or using outdated packages (like Firefox 2.0 or Rails 1.0)