RE: Slightly OT: They're forcing me to install Red Hat
I too have this problem with my work, they want Red Hat only, its "policy".
The fact that my ex-boss was highly impressed with the apt-get update
procedure didn't seem to impress the team leader.
I don't think Oracle is supported on "standard" Red hat, only the AS one, so
he's up for a nice fat fee for AS as well per year per server, let him see
the cost. Also explain that there is zero cost to installing Debian and if
there are issues in the future you can install RH easily.
I too dislike RH, but the RH9 desktop is so far in advance of Debian's
desktop that Im using/testing it for a thin client setup.
From: Dan MacNeil [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 18 June 2003 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: Slightly OT: They're forcing me to install Red Hat
I've spent time in both redhat & debian (though mostly in debian)
apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade -s ; apt-get upgrade # if OK
...is zero $
up2date # $50 per year per machine.
# fewer built in packages
If $ is a concern to your boss, then postgres is probably the equal of
oracle for most people. Postgres is supported on debian.
Another factor, moving from potato to woody was trivial.
I **think** the upgrade process for redhat involves fdisk....but this may
be different for the $500 enterprise version.
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Tomàs Núñez Lirola wrote:
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> My boss is forcing me to install Red Hat. I am the sysad, and I personally
> prefer Debian, but it don't seem to be a reason for him. He worries about
> Oracle not giving support to Debian users. But we don't have any Oracle
> server, he worries for the future.
> So, can you give me reasons to convince him to install Debian? I don't
> Red Hat very well, because I've never felt comfortable with it (but this
> don't seem to be a reason for anyone :( ).
> Sorry for the slightly OT
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