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[4]: Slashdot Circa 1999
by ze_jerkface on Wed 28th Nov 2012 18:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Slashdot Circa 1999"
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22


Maybe RHEL is the standard in Linux servers, but their long term release is not the best choice for all the packages that form the RHEL distribution.


I think you and others here have taken my criticism as an attack on all non-RHEL distros.

RHEL/CENT is the top choice for web hosts and the best choice for low conflict risk for lamp servers. That doesn't make it the best distro by any means and in fact I haven't met anyone that actually likes it. RHEL is like the Windows 98 of Linux Distros. It's a safe choice for compatibility and support but it didn't win the top spot through technical merit.

Who told you upstream developers user RHEL in the first place. They usually use more lean and clean distributions (the lest fat, the better).


I'm talking about the commercial LAMP industry, not Linux developers in general. That industry targets the most common environment which is RHEL/CENT.

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