Re: RH vs Debian (Switch to Red Hat ?)
I used RedHat through version 5.1 before switching to Debian. Here are a few
of the reason I stuck with Debian and continue to do so.
- More packages distributed with the base system.
- I believe the dpkg package management is much better than RedHat
(especially for developing packages on a production system)
- Debian strictly adheres to a well defined set of rules for
filesystem layout in relation where packages keep configuration
files, libraries and executables... etc...
- Debian always seems to have less errata and corrections per
distribution, Redhat has gotten much better in this area
- I much prefer the Debian way of configuring packages usually at
package install time via the scripts built into the package. Debian
makes it easier for the seasoned Linux user to configure the system
using non-gui based methods, which is a plus for me as I manage some
systems remotely. Linux conf is supposed to handle this sort of
thing but I am not to pleased it.
I have yet to figure out what Redhat offers me that Debian does not.
My humble opinion:)
On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, shaul wrote:
> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 02:05:46 +0200
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> Subject: Re: RH vs Debian (Switch to Red Hat ?)
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> > i think the reason is the advertisement of redhat, i´ve never heard about
> > debian until a fellow student points out (thanks rainer :-) that there other dists
> > than redhat, suse or dld (german). - And i´m very satisfied with Debian (i´m
> > a hobbyist ;-)
> What was the RH version that you used when you swap to Debian ? Can you
> compare RH and Debian ?
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