[svlug] Which linux distro for production ?
linuxromeo at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 16 12:40:02 PST 2004
I started this thread to find out the best free non
proprietry linux distro on production . I had ton of
money or our team was really stupid I may be still
using M$ for that matter but we are not ....linux is
(supposed to be free) I will not pay $ 2000 dollars
RH or suse or anybody for that matter ...well
linux/unix is a OS that is supposed to run for years
without complain once correctly configured is int it
So that is we planned to do ...build a very
cluster (and live in peace)...so I hope we can keep
our discussion limited to free Stable well tested
Distro only . By the way I wul love to know how was
your experience with FC on production was it good or
and how about debian and freebsd
> --- Emmanuel Mayssat
> <emmanuel_mayssat at lynceantech.com> wrote:
> > > Why would they be thinking about Red Hat 9 when
> > it's
> > > already EOL? If they're thinking about a new
> > release
> > > of Red Hat it's probably going to be the
> > "Enterprise"
> > > product with a slow release cycle designed to be
> > > compatible with proprietary software vendors.
> Most likely, they invest in linux support when
> > was the talk ( RH
> > and VA Linux IPO ). Today, they can still say that
> > they support linux...
> > just not the latest version. Obviously linux
> > is driven by
> > customer demand, hence it may not make sense for
> > them to invest more in
> > Linux until the demand really materialized at
> > level.
> > > Wait a minute -- you've still got all those
> > > tainted modules that are holding you back on the
> > old
> > > Red Hat kernel. If you have a proprietary
> > > you're stuck on one of the specific distribution
> > > kernels that the module works with.
> > I use tons of different PCI cards ( DAC, ADC,
> > framegrabber, you
> > name it ). You have proprietary/tainted kernel
> > modules that works only
> > on RH. You have open source modules that work only
> > on the official
> > kernel (ex comedi). In short, it's a mess...
> > You end up building your own kernel source with
> > extracted from RH's
> > and kernel.org's. The modular structure of the
> > kernel is also reflected
> > in its source code. So you can litterally copy
> > modules from one kernel
> > source to the other.
> > --
> > Emmanuel Mayssat
> > Lyncean Technologies, Inc.
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> > Cell: 650/793-0626
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