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DevX: RedHat ES 3.0 vs. SuSE Server 8.0: Battle for the Enterprise

Apr 28, 2004, 10:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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