Linux Server Management Nightmare: Attack of the Killer Penguins
Feb 23, 2010, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)
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"Imagine a monstrous, seven-foot reanimated Tux-the-penguin with
bolts though its neck, pursued through the countryside by angry
pitchfork-wielding villagers. It's not an image you're likely to
forget in a hurry.
"And that, one suspects, was the intention of Dan Pacek, Red
Hat's strategic marketing guy, when he described the predicament
you'll find yourself in, should you be foolish enough to ditch your
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) support contract and get a cheaper
third-party support offering instead.
""You're left running some sort of hybrid, in-between
Frankenstein Linux," is how he put it, during a 40-minute webinar
extravaganza aired earlier this month, devoted to trashing the RHEL
support efforts offered by the likes of Novell and Oracle."