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Re: Debian server support

On Tue, 27 Jun 2006 12:10:45 +0000 (GMT)
ZeroUno <zerozerounouno@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello, I work in a small company where we have an internal
> file/web/some-other-small-things server running Debian Sarge. It's a
> "standard" PC used for server purposes, not a real server.
> Now we're investigating the possibility to upgrade it, and we also
> want to consider REAL servers, but... judging on the info collected
> until now, I'm wondering if this actually makes sense.
> As far as I can see, when you look at server machines, e.g. entry
> level servers from IBM or Intel, they officially declare Linux
> compatibility only for commercial distributions such as Red Hat and
> SuSE. I still have to find a server which is official declared
> Debian-compatible.
> So I'm asking: why should I buy a server and pay much more than the
> price of a custom-made high level PC, if I'm not even sure it will
> work fine with the OS I'm using, running the risk of encountering
> binary-only drivers for some server features and such, and being
> pretty sure that in case of problems I'll not be able to obtain
> support from the hardware producer because I'm not using one of the
> officially supported OSs?
> What would you suggest us to do?
> Or maybe someone can suggest any Debian-compatible servers?
> Any experiences in this regard?
> Thanks, any info can be really useful.

HP uses Debian , I don't have personal experience, but the following URL
suggests Debian support for their hardware


Greg Madden

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