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Re: [suse-security] SUSE 9.0 Pro Production Quality?
  • From: Eric Kahklen <eric@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 08:13:16 -0700
  • Message-id: <4140730C.3060009@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks! I've been using SUSE 9.0 for about 9 months in a production manner and for over a year in testing situations. Overall I like it, but there is things that concern me when trying to find thing while doing source installs. I've given Debian a try and I sure like the apt-get feature, but its not a solve all your install problems if the package isn't available.

Eric

Bjorn Tore Sund wrote:

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Eric Kahklen wrote:


I had a discussion with my local LUG and a member had some interesting threads to share. Basically it showed that SUSE 9.0 is not really a production level version. For production level use, it is recommended to go with the Enterprise version of SUSE. Has other people got this impression? My concern is that my company can't afford to purchase any more software at this time so would I be better off looking at something like Debian? I know this is kind of off topic, but basically I am curious if 9.0 Pro is secure and stable enough for my organization needs.


If you need reliable and timely support and long lifecycle you need an
enterprise edition. If you're prepared to upgrade every 18 months or
so and don't need the extra support, you can manage with a normal edition.

On this there is no difference of any significance between the major
distros, except of course that Debian has no enterprise edition.

I've got SuSE 9.0 production servers. They don't give me problems. Nor do my 8.2 and 9.1 servers. I felt constricted and limited in my freedom to work by SLES 8 when I ran systems with that, but this is a matter of
taste.

Bjørn


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