Ubuntu or Red-Hat for servers?

M. Milanuk memilanuk at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 14:39:00 UTC 2010

On 08/25/2010 09:45 PM, Christopher Chan wrote:
> Never used the forums so I know nothing about it.

I use the forums for whatever distro I'm tinkering with at the time 
because of the persistent data and search functions.  I like mailing 
lists and all, but some of the better forum software have pretty 
fine-grained search controls so I can narrow down what I'm looking for, 
or at least eliminate a lot of chaff right up front.  The good news 
(from sneaking a peek at their developer mailing list) is that they are 
finally making some headway on final testing of their website and forum; 
hopefully it will be a change for the better.

> Really? I can understand when it's some bastardized version of Centos
> but they harangued for installing CentOS on Virtualbox? Did you get
> Centos on Virtualbox or not?

Oh, sure.  It installs just fine, given the generic set of hardware that 
Virtualbox presents to it.  The question at the time (near as I 
remember, been a while) was more related towards setting up a CentOS 
install as a firewall/gateway between an internal (virtual) network and 
the external net (my LAN).  If I hadn't mentioned it was on Virtualbox, 
it probably never would have been an issue.  Later I realized they (the 
CentOS crew) seem to have a sore spot about virtualization as they must 
get a lot of people who get virtual host accounts that nominally have 
CentOS installed but that have been tweaked in someway... so they 
apparently write off any and all such situations as 'not their problem'.

I'm sure the group as a whole are not complete a-holes... but man, I 
sure managed to run across a couple who made up for the rest.

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