[clug-talk] Enterprise Linux?
michael.gale at bluesuperman.com
Thu Jan 20 21:37:27 PST 2005
I agree with Travis, Debian or Slackware make a enterprise distro. I my
self am a big Slackware fan.
Travis Rousseau wrote:
> Ok sorry but the DVD Novell sent me was a dud :( just won't work!
> I would recommend Debian woody or Slackware for enterprise "like"
> situations or where you need low maintenance equipment and want
> stability but dont need really good support (In my opinion google can
> provide some of the best support just by googling the errors)
> I use Suse 9.2 and the like for more desktop situations where stability
> is not as critical (In my opinion)
> Travis R.
> Travis Rousseau wrote:
>> Well for Redhat I have one RHEL3 server and a few RH9 and FC3
>> computers. From them there is a few main differences the first is
>> support for RHEL Redhat provides support right to you. For FC3 you
>> find what support you can (You'll find it for everything!). The second
>> main difference is your not using release packages (or at least me)
>> with RHEL3 your using old packages with security fixes back ported to
>> older "Known to be fully stable". Now with fedora core you get the
>> packages at release time and they have undergone little if any testing
>> so you do not know how well it will react in the situation it is put
>> in and you must worry about package discrepancys.
>> I will install a Suse Enterprise server 9 from novell right now and
>> report back the diffrences for suse.
>> Travis R.
>> Shawn wrote:
>>> I have a contact who is considering an enterprise Linux solution, but
>>> I don't think he really needs one. Before I give him my "formal"
>>> opinion, I thought I'd ask what the difference is between a regular
>>> desktop version and the enterprise version of Linux. (say Suse Pro vs
>>> Suse Enterprise)
>>> As I understand things (and freely admit I could be wrong), there is
>>> no difference other than the bundled support contract with the
>>> Enterprise edition. Is this correct? Or are there other differences
>>> in terms of available packages or the "quality" of the packages?
>>> Thanks for any input.
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