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Should SMBs Consider Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6?

Dec 21, 2010, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)


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"Red Hat's latest major release, which it unveiled last month, places lots of emphasis on the features for big business. But what about the smaller businesses that have -- or want make the switch to -- Linux? How does Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 fit in the picture?

"Despite the "enterprise" in the title, RHEL is suitable for some small and medium sized businesses. As a Linux distribution, it's perfectly fine for just about any computing task that an SMB would throw at it -- just because it's tailored for heavier workloads, doesn't mean that can't scale down, too. Does Your Business Need RHEL 6?

"The question is whether RHEL6 is the right answer for your business. The cheapest subscriptions from Red Hat cost $349 a year for "self-support," and about $800 a year for a "standard" server subscription with Web-only support and a two-day response window"

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