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Re: [SLE] 9.3 vs SLES
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 13:53:38 +0200
  • Message-id: <d89ak2$1d8$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hans du Plooy wrote:

> The question that I'm struggling with, is which version of SUSE to use.
> SLES made very good impressions on me, but I will have to add some
> packages and also upgrade many of the packages that it ships with.
> Which makes me wonder if it is worth the money to pay for SLES
> (basically for the support) if I'm going to void the support by fiddling
> with the internals. Also considering that we have a handful of very
> capable and experience linux sysadmins.

Then what do you really need the support for? That is the real question to ask. Which
"internals" do you intend to fiddle with? If you'll be tweaking the internals of the distro
(Yast et al.), I suspect you void the support-contract anyway ...

> I do realise that SLES' kernel is probably more optimised for network
> throughput than 9.3,

Probably not much.

> but will two 100mbit connections actually push 9.3 to it's limits, especially
> considering the hardware?

I very much doubt it. It's generally the hardware that sets the limits, not the distro.

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