[SASAG] Linux Server Distro Recommendations

Atom Powers atom.powers at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 15:02:43 PDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Lamont
Granquist<lamont at scriptkiddie.org> wrote:
> If your problem is that "some vendors software requires linux", then your
> choice is basically made for you in that the Enterprise Sever Linux world in
> the US decided to go with RHEL.

My real problem is not that a specific software vendor only supports a
specific version of an OS, although that is /a/ problem. (We had one
vendor that only supported RHEL, and actually didn't work on CentOS.
We still don't know how they managed that.) The problem is that there
are many open source products that expect you to be running a specific
OS and hard-code the application that way. Since they are open source
I can make it work, but it can be painful to install and upgrade these

I'm going to give Debian a chance; I just need to get over the idea
that an OS should be clean, efficient, and organized. (Honestly, what
kind of person puts executables in /usr/lib? /me cries a little

Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard.
--Atom Powers--

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