Re: Considering Debian (currently using Red Hat)
I just wanted to say "thank you" for all your thoughts on this topic.
Over the past several days, I've received so many replies to the list
and individually that I've given up on discussing each one with the
I think it's fair to say that we're approaching this problem of swtching
from Red Hat to something else with a strong bias towards whatever *I*
prefer, and I started this search off with a mild bias towards Debian.
Based on all I'm reading from you guys, it seems like it's incorporating
all the characteristics we really need from a server OS. While Red Hat
and all its friends are going the way of market competition and
fuzzy-tinglies when you open the box for the first time (and get to play
with 10,000 new widgets and gadgets and the latest! greatest! versions
of everything), Debian is sticking to the tranditional UNIX roots of
From a business perspective, it's clear to me that we make more money
from the folks we never anything from than the folks who are constantly
requesting the newest version of this or that. We lose less money
maintaing stable versions than we do in testing new versions, deploying
them, and then fixing the problems they introduce. The Stable branch of
Debian seems to address these two issues very nicely!
Again, thanks to everyone who responded both to the list as well as to