DevX: RedHat ES 3.0 vs. SuSE Server 8.0: Battle for the Enterprise
Apr 28, 2004, 10:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua D. Drake)
"My company, Command Prompt, has traditionally been a Red Hat
house. All our managed servers run Red Hat 7.3 or above. We do not
support Debian, Gentoo, or any other 'hobby' Linux. This is not to
say those distributions are not worthy (I use Gentoo and SuSE at
home), it's that they are not what most customers consider
'commercial' Linux distributions.
"Unfortunately, Red Hat's recent announcement that it was
dropping support for all versions of Red Hat Linux and moving to a
paid support model for Red Hat WS (WorkStation) and ES (Enterprise
Server) left us in the lurch. Like other Linux-focused companies,
we have to be able to support our customers in a cost efficient and
reasonable manner. When we sell our managed services, we have to
sell via a name that people recognize..."