[clug-talk] Enterprise Linux?

Travis Rousseau unleashed at unleashedgamers.com
Sun Jan 23 11:37:39 PST 2005


Update from Patrick http://www.slackware.com/changelog/current.php?cpu=i386

Travis R.
(P.S. nobody look at my useragent i needed to for some school work)

Niels Voll wrote:

> An honest question - since I can't profess to be an expert on 
> Slackware:  how comfortable are you (and other Slackware experts) with 
> the distros' survivability, if something should happen to its chief 
> maintainer? From what I had read, there was a recent rather serious 
> health scare (fortunately seems ok now) - so this issue can become 
> very real in a hurry ...
>
> I'm asking the question, since for an enterprise situation without 
> considerable inhouse expertise, you'd really hate to be stuck with a 
> strategic tool to your infrastructure, if that tool would seriously 
> suffer from the absence of a single individual. Of course, if you have 
> significant inhouse expertise, the hop to a different distro isn't as 
> dramatic as hopping between operating systems or even hopping between 
> various flavours of Unix.
>
> ...Niels
>
>
> Michael Gale wrote:
>
>> 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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