[nSLUG] Finding linux products and software

Michael Gillie mikegpc at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 09:40:25 ADT 2007


Of course, you have to realize some ppl have a different idea of what is
acceptible in THEIR own environment. Personally, i want to be kept
up-to-date.

On 4/13/07, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 4/13/07, Michael Gillie <mikegpc at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The abilities of Ubuntu are astounding to say the least. I love Ubuntu,
> > it's the easiest, and most economical linux yet for me.
> >
>
> Getting it going quickly is something Ubuntu does well, but I think you
> should
> include an evaluation of living with it and upgrading it before deciding
> how
> economical it is.  Live with it for a year or two, or try to get the
> feedback
> of that sort of experience on the user forums.
>
> When I ran 5.1 on a test desktop, the kernel would be updated every 2
> weeks
> or so, and there were always dozens of updates per week.  That sort
> of thing is unacceptable in a production server environment.  Perhaps they
> have addressed that in the 6.x Server version - again evidence of the
> maturing process I'm talking about.  Ubuntu will probably get there,
> but it is still too soon for me, and I still have issues with the breadth
> of
> packages they can support.
>
> --Donald
>
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