Ubuntu or Red-Hat for servers?
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu Aug 26 01:56:47 UTC 2010
> Quite frankly, if someone is talking OS's at enterprise level, that need
> that all important 3rd party vendor support, why would they use
> OpenSolaris over Solaris ?
> (Or Centos over RHEL)
Oh, I forgot that the OP was asking about supported distros.
> As for RHEL/SLES/Ubuntu.
> If the vendor of your application says "works best on...."
> ... then do it, if only for your own sanity down the line when something
> crops up.
Yeah, unless one does not want support...
> If it's say, a LAMP stack with in-house web-apps, or a Joomla, or
> suchlike, you can be OS agnostic, unless you need later versions of
> things, RHEL is notoriously slow on having the latest version of
> something (as someone else said, like PHP)
Nexenta CP RC3!
> As for Centos .... spit.
> Wouldn't touch it with the dirty end of someone else's toilet brush.
> Been burnt using it at home as a server and just can't recommend
> (massively worse than the Fedora it replaced!!!)
> A tub of unset jelly was more stable.
I still have one Centos 4 server running and I am also looking after
another Centos 5 box. I don't see any particular major problem with them.
> I switched to Ubuntu after the Centos box fell over again, it's easy,
> and It Just Works(tm).
Right. I also have a Hardy server but I don't see it being any more
stable than Centos/RHEL.
> Yeah - some things are different, minor issues IMHO.
Huh? Yeah right. You try making a customized set of iptables rules and
fitting it into whatever Ubuntu offers. /me spits.
> If I want customised stuff, I don't do Linux - I do BSD for personal
Theo is that way for the greatest filtering solution-->
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