Subject Re: Re: [firebird-php] Linux server platform
Author Kurt Federspiel
Hi, Gary. I sense a Distro Holy War

I used RH/Fedora and RHEL. I just found U-LTS easier, but, that aside, LTS has free support for four more years; I always assumed RHEL was pay-to-use and/or pay-for-support (I paid for my RHEL on CD/DVD). Am I totally wrong there??

Never underestimate the Power of Denial.

From: Gary T. Benner <gary@...>
To: federonline@...
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:58:45 PM
Subject: RE: Re: [firebird-php] Linux server platform


HI all,

At 16:49 on 24/04/2009 Kurt wrote
>I tried RHEL, and RHEL was solid, but much more difficult to get up and going than U-LTS. I tried SUSE and found its packages to be sorely out of date, meaning I had to compile from source almost everything installed; it was time consuming compared to "apt-get install..."

I guess it depends upon what you're familiar with. I've been using Red Hat since version 5 ( ~1998 ), and now use Centos. While each platform has it's issues, my advice is get to know your ( Linux ) platform well first. Then the rest just falls into place.

For newbies looking to decide which platform to work with, if you want a GUI then Ubuntu is in my experience the best. If you want a production server using only an SSH interface then all I can say is that my experience with Centos / RHEL has been very good. It has excellent support ( paid for if you wish ) and is stable.
kind regards


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