[clug-talk] Enterprise Linux?

Travis Rousseau unleashed at unleashedgamers.com
Thu Jan 20 21:36:58 PST 2005

Niels Voll wrote:
> One of the differences tends to be the guaranteed length of updates for 
> a particular release. If I recall correctly, the length of time from 
> original release of a particular version to the ending of update patches 
> is around 5 years for the major distro's.
This is a big thing too! Fedora Core ends patches after a year way too 
quick i think even for desktops!

> For Red Hat (RHEL) a number of clones have evolved, which essentially 
> give you that long term update cycle, but without the price tag of RHEL. 
> A couple of those are
> https://www.scientificlinux.org/
> http://www.whiteboxlinux.org/
Yeah whitebox is a good one too! (I just dont really like RPM based distros)
> There's at least one more for RHEL, but the name escapes me at the moment.
> I don't know if there a similar freebie clones for SuSE/Novell 
> Enterprise - never heard of any so far ...
Some times Novell sends out 30 day demos of they're products to try. 
(But not to keep :P )
> Overall the enterprise editions can be viewed as more money to the 
> vendor for superior hand holding. Going without probably means a bit 
> more money (i.e. additional hours) to a consultant for hand holding. 
> How's that for an ethical dilemma / conflict of interest for a 
> consultant to advise on that very issue?
This is very true to!


Travis R.

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