First of all, thanks to everyone that (eventually!:) offered to burn it
for me, however I got it in the meantime -- thanks Fergal.
Mark, I don't know what Red Hat say about it but I gotta say it's pretty
damn good. I installed it on Tuesday evening and it took a while to get
it set up the way I like, but I've been running it ever since which is
unprecedented for me -- I normally boot back into Windows "to check
something" and never come back. Running KDE with Firebird and
Thunderbird and XMMS playing Shoutcast and I'm happy as the proverbial
pig in the proverbial messy stuff.
That being said, I doubt I'll be staying with Red Hat on the server
side. I manage five servers running Red Hat - one running 7.2 and four
with 7.3 - and they'll all EOL at the end of the year and I'll be well
shtuck. Two of them I can upgrade to Enterprise if necessary, but
there's no clear upgrade path for my own remotely hosted machines. Red
Hat have left the dedicated hosting companies to pick up the pieces.
EV1Servers (formerly Rackshack) is an extreme example: They have
something like 15,000 boxes in their main facility running Red Hat and
they're still trying to figure out what to do with them. I don't know
what their final decision will be, but I'm hoping a conversion to Debian
will be offered. I can't see the same thing happening with that.
Mark Twomey wrote:
> Donncha wrote:
>>>I downloaded it before I went to Madrid (a week ago!), but I forgot to
>>>CDs in with me to work. I want to install it at home for the weekend, so
>>>me a ring on Saturday probably if you still want it.
>>> Might I ask why?
> Even RedHat don't class it as production quality and they've shipped some
> crap in their time.
> What happened to the days of running "stable" systems until an act of god,
> raft of exploits, new hardware or sheer age forced a change?
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