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Which Linux Distribution Version?

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Which Linux Distribution Version?

Jaqui
I regularly see people asking for version of software that works with Red Hat Linux 9.

My normal reply: the version on the cdroms for the antiquated version of Red Hat you have. RHL9 is roughly equivalent to using windows 3.1.1, it's not getting security or bugfixes, there is zero support for it.
use a newer version, it will not be as vulnerable to exploits. Red Hat's Fedora Core 6 is coming out soon, it's their latest version.


The funny thing is, webhosting services seem to be using either RHL 7 or RHL 9.

and people wonder why website exploits are so common in the security lists, it's not just to ms based software used to write them, it's the unsupported os under them.
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    TechExec2

    Web hosting services tend to lag behind because they use distributions packaged by 3rd parties especially for use by web hosting services (example: www.swsoft.com and Plesk). They are integrated with additional software specific to web hosting (remote management, measurement, shared hosting, etc). The integration of new release like Fedora 6 with the additional software takes that 3rd party vendor time to accomplish. Then, the web hosting vendor must buy it and roll it out.

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    plrndl

    When you have a proper O/S, you upgrade on a basis of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Breakages in the form of security issues can be back-ported on an open source system, as can drivers for new hardware. Sensible people get a new O/S only when they get new hardware.

    Upgrading of Windoze systems is enabled and encouraged solely for the benefit of M$ cashflow.

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    ds4211a

    I was definitely mislead by the title of this article. I was looking for a discussion about different distributions of Linux, i.e., Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu, Mandrix, etc. and why the author feels that a particular version is preferable. Oh well, I guess I'll continue using the trial version of Windows Vista. I hardly ever need to use the command prompt to do whatever I want to do on it.

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    NOW LEFT TR

    not the enire reason why Linux has not taken off in the corp world as hoped?

    So many versions, distributions from multiple vendors.

    I know that this is what makes the essence of Linux but it also stops the CEO types from wandering down the path.

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    TechExec2

    Web hosting services tend to lag behind because they use distributions packaged by 3rd parties especially for use by web hosting services (example: www.swsoft.com and Plesk). They are integrated with additional software specific to web hosting (remote management, measurement, shared hosting, etc). The integration of new release like Fedora 6 with the additional software takes that 3rd party vendor time to accomplish. Then, the web hosting vendor must buy it and roll it out.

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    plrndl

    When you have a proper O/S, you upgrade on a basis of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Breakages in the form of security issues can be back-ported on an open source system, as can drivers for new hardware. Sensible people get a new O/S only when they get new hardware.

    Upgrading of Windoze systems is enabled and encouraged solely for the benefit of M$ cashflow.

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    ds4211a

    I was definitely mislead by the title of this article. I was looking for a discussion about different distributions of Linux, i.e., Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu, Mandrix, etc. and why the author feels that a particular version is preferable. Oh well, I guess I'll continue using the trial version of Windows Vista. I hardly ever need to use the command prompt to do whatever I want to do on it.

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    NOW LEFT TR

    not the enire reason why Linux has not taken off in the corp world as hoped?

    So many versions, distributions from multiple vendors.

    I know that this is what makes the essence of Linux but it also stops the CEO types from wandering down the path.