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Re: Which one is better Ubuntu Or Fedora 9

Il giorno gio, 30/10/2008 alle 07.55 -0500, Dave Ihnat ha scritto:

> It's not so much a matter of "better" in an absolute sense, as what's
> necessary to manage a system and/or network in a production environment.
> Fedora is bleeding-edge, and volatile.  It's expected to be; this is
> where the new stuff is first tried out for later release in the mainstream
> Redhat Enterprise.  As such, there ARE going to be times it's unstable, or
> flat-out broken.  It'll get fixed, but it's embarassing to have your web
> server or production application server go down until you can get a patch.
> It also has an unacceptably short life-cycle.  Production systems
> typically have a known and restricted set of business-related functions
> to support; once these work reliably, there's no real need to move to
> a new operating system until the current one is no longer supported,
> the hardware becomes too difficult to support (e.g., no more components
> from XYZ Computer Corp. are available), or needed peripherals aren't
> supported with drivers.  Fedora has about a one-year lifecycle; this
> means a fiendish amount of work building and verifying a new release
> in a production environment, and it must be repeated on a too-frequent
> basis for most businesses.
> For these, and other, reasons businesses tend to gravitate to RHE, Centos,
> Ubuntu, or other distributions that tend to be more stable out-of-the-box
> and have a long enough support cycle to prevent the churn of continually
> recertifying and upgrading production systems.
> Fedora IS great for those who want to learn about--and, arguably,
> affect--current trends in Linux and Linux tools evolution and development.
> I would unhesitatingly recommend it to the professional or hobbyist
> who's trying to learn Linux/Unix in depth, or who needs capabilities
> that are currently in rapid evolution at the development edge (with, of
> course, caveats if this need is production-related.)

I agree with you, however, would also like to point out that personally
I think Ubuntu is a compromise between RHE and Fedora. For a stable and
safe business environment I would rather use Debian instead of Ubuntu.


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