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SAP is going......

By Choppit ·
After 6 years of pain, we're finally getting rid of SAP R/3 and the accepted replacement is based on Linux/MySQL. The solution vendor has a preference for supporting SLES or RHEL and my (limited) experience has been solely with RH in non-critical applications. This is a real opportunity for me to get involved with Linux and although the last 2 years have been spent tinkering with RH I have no problem with refocussing on Suse. At some point in the future I'd also like to pursue Linux certification.

I'd appreciate any advice on choosing between SLES/RHEL and also which is likely to give me the most career mileage.

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by Jaqui In reply to SAP is going......

to do you want to tie yourself to Novell, or to Red Hat?

Novell's Suse and Red Hat's Enterprise linux are only 2 of the many options suitable for enterprise use.

I personally would go with Novell's SuSe before Red Hat, as I have personally had numerous issues with red hat.
( and I can't even install suse on my system as suse uses scsi for kernel plugable modules and my bios doesn't like scsi interface )

debian woody is one I would actually choose before any of the corporate versions. and lfs is what I use by choice in reality.
building everything yourself is to time consuming for any large enterprise, so I wouldn't recommend it for you.

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