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RE: [SLUG] Fedora vs RH Enterprise - consultants advising to change
- To: "'James Purser'" <purserj@xxxxxxxxx>, <lists@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Fedora vs RH Enterprise - consultants advising to change
- From: "Simon" <simon.bryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 08:32:57 +1100
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- Organization: OLMC
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From: slug-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:slug-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of James Purser
Sent: Thu, 26. January 2006 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Fedora vs RH Enterprise - consultants advising to
On Thu, 2006-01-26 at 20:27 +1100, Voytek Eymont wrote:
> if I can jump in on this thread: I'm somewhat perplexed by all the
> different RH offerings: AS, ES, workstation, desktop:
> if all I need is a simple web/mail server with Apache/MySQL/PHP/BIND
> stuff: can I get a (lower cost) workstation edition ? and run it as
> web/mail server ? or, it will not get updates for Apache/Mysql/PHP ?
> or ?
Okay I'll add my two cents worth as well. RedHat is a "for profit"
company, so they provide different product streams with different
benefits. Do we need them, no. Fedora/Ubuntu/Debian/Mandriva will do us
fine because we know (or should know) what we're doing.
For orgs that do not have a SLUG super geek at hand, RedHat support
gives them sense that they can a) Have someone they can call for help,
and b) Have someone to blame when it does go wrong.
Which are the two compelling reasons that my Board are concerned about -
the old 'what if you fell under a bus' question.
I am beginning to feel that if we don't go with RHEL then we will engage
a local support company