Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 17:52 UTC
Editorial Do you depend on your computer for your living? If so, I'm sure you've thought long and hard about which hardware and software to use. I'd like to explain why I use generic "white boxes" running open source software. These give me a platform I rely on for 100% availability. They also provide a low-cost solution with excellent security and privacy.
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RE[9]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by Soulbender on Tue 27th Nov 2012 11:45 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
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Those hosts setup RHEL/CNET LAMP environments to use CPANEL which creates inertia.

You have a point and this is why we don't use this kind of hosting. We used to and boy was it ever a bitch to deal with cpanel. Even on the supposedly supported platform.

It's just one of many factors that have made RHEL/CENT the de facto distro for LAMP stacks.

My point is that nothing lasts forever. I see developers increasingly frustrated with having to cater to RH stone age versions of everything and pushing for a move to greener pastures. Especially in smaller, more flexible companies.

As inertia builds more software is only supported/tested in this environment and stepping outside of it increases the conflict risk.

The amount of software that ONLY support RLEL/CNT is very, very small. Most support the major distros like RHEL, SuSE and Ubuntu.

There is only one enterprise distro that the Fortune 50 will consider.

I'm glad I don't have to care what Fortune 50 considers good because most of the time, well, it isn't.

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