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Re: long term support release



On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 15:43 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 19:11:46 +0100
> Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
> 
> > How can I? If I'd buy RHEL, I wouldn't want to use CentOS, if I were
> > using CentOS I wouldn't want to use RHEL. In both cases, I probably
> > would not want to use Fedora :/
> 
> Nice strawman.
> 
> In a previous job I used 
> 
> A) RHEL for various mission critical systems where we wanted a Support
> contract.
> 
> B) CentOS for less critical systems and development systems.
> 
> C) Fedora on the desktops/laptops/etc...
> 
> I wanted and used all three.
My view is different.

Running any OS comes at a price. It's only a matter of "whom to pay for
what and how much" and on finding an individually acceptable/reasonable
"price/performance" ratio.

That said, all of the 3 above are candidates suitable for different
scenarios. 

* For those with "competent and/or cheap manpower" (e.g. universities)
CentOS and Fedora are suitable "construction kits".

* Those with little competent and/or cheap manpower, will have to
outsource/buy-in IT - With RHEL, money flows to RH, with CentOS/Fedora
money flows to other parties.


Ralf



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