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From: Ehab Heikal (ehab_at_elmotaheda.com)
Date: Thu 07 Apr 2005 - 03:56:03 BST

Fedora is experimental, you do not want the latest and coolest software
on your server, you need the most stable. This is what CENTOS and RHEL
give you older more stable software like good wine. The main difference
between an enterprise grade system and just plain old software is that
you get the bug fixes for the old software for a long time. Thus the
CENTOS is close to perfect, the main problem is that there are many
customizations to the RH kernel over the plain vannilla kernel.org
kernel that vserver does not compile for RH kernels, how much of that
will affect you if you run a plain kernel on a RH disti, well that is
more or less unknown you always run the risk of getting an arcane error
that happens only to you.

-----Original Message-----
From: vserver-bounces_at_list.linux-vserver.org
[mailto:vserver-bounces_at_list.linux-vserver.org] On Behalf Of Paul S.
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 8:07 PM
To: vserver_at_list.linux-vserver.org
Subject: Re: [Vserver] CentOs distribution

My thoughts exactly! I'll be doing a test install today, then patching
a kernel for drbd + linux-vserver.

Daniel S. Reichenbach wrote:



This may be somewhat off-topic, but why is it that people like centos

which seems to me like REL without support. Since support is what REL is

all about, wouldn't it be better to go with FC3 (soon 4) rather than a

bunch of outdated software that comprises EL?

What am I missing?


Fedora Core is updating packages way to fast. While I believe it is

fine for personal use to always have the latest version of a package,

in business it seems more appropriate to have a working version and

only upgrade for security reasons or bug fixes - which is what also

differs RHEL from FC - and upgrade to newer versions only if it has

significant benefits to offer.

I have tried to use Fedora Core for business projects, but this is

not a Good Thing(tm). Since I am using FC since its first release, I

have noticed, they release packages breaking backward compatibility

or even the complete system at least every fourth month. While the

rate has lowered, it still is to high for professional use I'd say.

IMHO for business projects you need systems where you can say they

will run for two or three years without flaws. This is what RHEL

offers with support and CentOS without support.

With kind regards,

Daniel S. Reichenbach




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