Linked by Christian Paratschek on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 16:46 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu By all means, Ubuntu Linux and Canonical Ltd. have made a spectacular arrival on the Linux scene lately. The combination is like a dream come true for many, many Linux aficionados: tightly selected bleeding edge packages to focus the distribution on a single CD, corporate backing, 18 month support, that all sounds like a formidable package.
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re: lies
by slash on Tue 2nd Nov 2004 23:09 UTC

"dont spread lies. fedora core 1 support was dropped by redhat after fedora core 3 test 2 was released

First learn to do math. If Fedora Core 1 support was dropped while Fedora Core 3 has not been released, what are you going to do with your existing production servers? I would guess you would be responsible enough to upgrade them to Fedora Core 2. And if support is dropped for Fedora Core 2 before Fedora Core 4 is released, I'm pretty sure you would migrate to Fedora Core 3. Continue this pattern for a few more releases. Now, for a particular server, if you are going through all the Fedora releases: 1 -> 2 -> 3 ... and RedHat releases them every 6 months, logic would say on average, you would be upgrading every 6 months. I'm not lying.

" and critical security updates and given by"

You mean the Fedora Legacy that has this on the front page "It is not a supported project of Red Hat, Inc. "

" now runs on fedora core 2. tell me now that fedora is unstable or whatever. they serve 2 TB of data every week guys""

Finally, if you haven't worked in a real industry, learn to keep your mouth closed. I don't care much what sourceforge does or whatever other random example you can pull. Sourceforge is a simple setup of a few servers that relies heavily on Apache only. Work some place with thousands of workstations and hundreds of servers doing all sorts of tasks, and come back and tell me that you won't mind upgrading them every 6 months. Tell me that whatever little enhancement they make in an application, it's worth installing it and risking breaking a million little things.
Regarding stability, I have had many instances where updating the distribution has broken things. I have been able to roll back the changes, or in cases where it it didn't crash anything too important, wait it out a few days to do another apt-get, but the point is that it's rather sickening that they just toss new kernel's/applications in. I just need something that works for some time and gets security updates. To me that is much more valueable. I am also waiting for the Sarge release of Debian, and then I will migrate the Fedora Core 2 machines to Debian.
Fedora is not made for the enterprise. It has no place in it. But don't just take my word for it. Take RedHat's. This is what they say about Fedora: "It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products." I don't like my server room to be a proving ground for anything. Their little proving ground has already broken way too many things. And here is part 2: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the solution that provides a robust, stable operating system supported by Red Hat, Inc. and a wide variety of independent software vendors (ISVs). For production use, support, service level agreements (SLAs), and ISV support, we proudly ask that you look at Red Hat Enterprise Linux."