Re: Debian in Academic and Public Organisations
My only concern is that these are x86 machines, not Sparcs. My experience
is that Linux does not run as well as Solaris on the Sparc platform.
Specifically, RedHat 6.1 on a SUN4U box doesn't seem to play very nice with
the SCSI controller and the entire machine pauses for noticeable periods
under moderate disk activity.
I've also seen this behaviour from Linux running on x86 motherboards with
Via chipsets and UDMA66 drives. Replacing the 80-pin cable with a 40-pin
cable clears the problem up nicely. YMMV as always.
On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, Dr. Simon Read wrote:
> I am a Computer Science professor at American University in Washington
> I want to recommend that we replace Solaris in our Computer Science
> department with Debian. In doing so, I know that we will encounter
> problems wuite specific to the public (as in non-profit, public
> sector) and academic nature of the enterprise. I want to advocate
> Debian over RedHat and TurboLinux who are trying to sell into this
> Is there anyone else out there in this kind of organisation, who is
> using Debian in this kind of environment? Contact me and let's band
> Simon Read
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