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RE: Fedora and the System Administrator -- Red Hat v. SuSE it is not ...

I agree.  The need or desire dictates the product used.  For me, SuSE is
more affordable, has long term maintenance and an option for a long term
stable product compatible with the rest.  For $50 ($10 less than the Red
Hat Network) I get an original disc, I can copy and distribute it for
free, and I can install it on all the computers I desire.  If, on the
other hand I desire to sell it, I have to re-sell a legal boxed version.
Not a problem for me.  I can afford $50 once for 18 - 24 months of
"maintenance" the term for what you get from up2date with RH.

Please be advised, I am not pushing RH here.  I haven't tried it and if
I like it when I do, I will probably go that route.  I will have to see
if I run into any walls or restrictions.  It may be that RH will release
a similar option before I lock in my decision.


-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-admin redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-admin redhat com]
On Behalf Of Bryan J. Smith
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 5:48 PM
To: fedora-list redhat com; Buck
Cc: dh iucr org; fedora-list redhat com; 'Benjamin J. Weiss'; 'Alexandre
Subject: RE: Fedora and the System Administrator -- Red Hat v. SuSE it
is not ...

Quoting Buck <RHList towncorp net>:
> For me, it looks like it will be SuSE.  I will be checking it out this

> weekend.

One thing I want to make clear is that I don't see it as "Red Hat v.

Both Red Hat and SuSE have their "consumer" products as well as 
their "Enterprise" products.  In the case of Red Hat, it seems the
products will no longer be shrink wrapped.

SuSE will offer its SuSE Linux 9 Professional for x86-64 for $119.

But I think _many_ people are _forgetting_ that Red Hat will also be
its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 for AMD64 for $179 via download with 1

Now SuSE is going to ship the kitchen sink (6 CDs, 1 DVD) whereas Red
Hat is 
shipping a desktop OS with limited services.  I'll admit to that.

But Red Hat is also shipping a GPL-anal distro, whereas SuSE has a habit
introduce all sorts of non-GPL dependencies.

Again, for _me_ (and I do not expect anyone else to feel obligated to
agree), I 
like the Red Hat approach _assuming_ I can build Fedora packages from
SRPM on 
RHEL WS 3.0 AMD64.

Again, I'll re-iterate, regardless of whether Fedora is a community or a
Hat "focus area," it's in Red Hat's best commercial interest to ensure
the non- core Fedora packages at least build on their Enterprise series
of products.

-- Bryan "I've beat this horse beyond 9 lives" Smith

Bryan J. Smith, E.I.  mailto:b j smith ieee org  http://thebs.org
There is no greater ignorance than the popular American environ- mental
movement, which focuses on the most useless details.  Be it recycling
the world's most renewable resource or refusal to use proven CFC
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