[clug-talk] Enterprise Linux?

Michael Gale michael.gale at bluesuperman.com
Thu Jan 20 21:37:27 PST 2005


Hello,

	I agree with Travis, Debian or Slackware make a enterprise distro. I my 
self am a big Slackware fan.

Michael.


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.
>>>
>>> Shawn
>>>
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