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Re: The more I read the confuser I get.



From: "Xose Vazquez Perez" <xose wanadoo es>

> David Jericho wrote:
>
> > The sad thing I have to admit, is as a sane, professional, and rational
> > admin who has my, my users, and my employers interests at heart, 64-bit
> > Sun hardware and Solaris looks to be an attractive proposition. At least
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Solaris over x86 may be interesting, but SPARC servers/support aren't
cheaper.
>
> > it's not a bottomless money pit for services I won't use.
>
> you have several alternatives :-)
>
> - to change to a free distribution (Slackware, Debian, Gentoo, Mandrake
...)
> - to change to a paidware distribution (SuSE, TurboLinux, SCO, Conectiva
...)
> - to buy the cheapest Red Hat EL based product:
>    x Professional Workstation - $100
>    x WS                       - $180
>    x ES                       - $350
> - to stay with RHL 7.2, 7.3 or 9 and:
>    x to get updates from Fedora Legacy
>    x to build yourself updates from RHEL erratas
>    x to build yourself updates from NET sources
>    x to paid someone to do dirty job
>    x to do nothing and cry
> - to use Fedora Project distributions
> - to build yourself RHEL from sources

- to move to one of the BSDs and get some real security.
{^_^}




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