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Re: [SLE] Novell Linux Leaders Flee
  • From: jonlists <jonlists@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:12:59 -0500
  • Message-id: <OF9717992C.CF0C48FA-ON86257000.00538D5A-86257000.0053BE07@xxxxxxxxx>
In the same boat here...... we had customers who had support contracts
with Redhat until they were abandoned, and now we are steadily moving all
of those customers to Suse, typically SLES.

I don't understand the statement that RedHat is still the flavor of choice
in the U.S. That may have been the case in the past, but I don't think
it's true anymore.

Jon Johnston
Creative Business Solutions
IBM, Microsoft, Novell/Suse, Sophos Consultants

Michael W Cocke <cocke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote on 05/12/2005 03:16:14 PM:

> On Thu, 12 May 2005 14:51:11 +0200, you wrote:
> >Red Hat has the advantage of being the flavor of choice in America,
> I'd want to see proof of that statement. Red Hat made a LOT of people
> unhappy when they killed their consumer line. Fedora is too unstable
> to use for anything like production, the artificial limits they
> inserted to make AS, ES, and WS is exactly how Microsoft makes XP pro
> vs. XP home, which leave a bad taste. Their 'support' isn't very
> good... I could go on for quite a while.
> Having purchased 14 support contracts for 9.0 the month before they
> orphaned it, I'm very biased, but I haven't run across any _business
> users_ who disagree with me. I've run across a lot of business users
> who are running SuSE (several of which are my clients), and a few
> running Mandrake... even one running Gentoo (seriously odd hardware
> running a vertical app - driving a metal fabrication laser cutting
> system). No Redhat.
> Mike-
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