[nSLUG] ubuntu iso a dud

Robert Ashley rb.ashley at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 18:23:19 AST 2007


Is it true that Red Hat is a frontrunner for business environments? If
so, why is that? I see too that in Canada at least, Xandros is trying
to, or has made business a key target market.

Whadda they got that the rest ain't?

bob



On 2/25/07, Mark Lane <lmlane at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/24/07, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2/23/07, Robert Ashley <rb.ashley at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Appreciate the follow-up. I seem to be doing fine with Debian Etch.
> > > Or, it's just putting up with me.
> > >
> > > So like I remember a couple of years back when first exposed to Linux
> > > and this group. Most of the sophisticates advised sticking with one
> > > distro over flitting from one to the other. So I did.
> > >
> > > That said, maybe I've gone the other extreme--Debian-welded. I've
> > > never even tried anything else.  A real shut-in, I guess.
> >
> > The important thing is that you aren't missing out on anything
> > important by sticking with debian.  Red Hat and other RPM-based
> > distros are suffering from shortcomings of the RPM package manager.  A
> > new project to fix RPM has begun, but the transition is likely to be
> > painful.  As a user you don't need unnecessary annoyances from a
> > broken PM.
>
> Does that mean that apt-get can handle multilib environments now? Last
> I checked if you wanted to run a 64bit debian box you will have lots
> of extra trouble mixing 64bit and 32bit libraries because apt-get
> can't handle multilib dependencies.
>
> While RPM based distros have their problems so does debian.
>
> --
> Mark Lane, CET <lmlane at gmail.com>
>
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