* Posts by gstrock

4 posts • joined 14 Jan 2011

Linux ecosystem spins around Red Hat

gstrock

Redhat Server Farms

I remember back in the day, when Redhat was free, before RHEL. They were the distro of choice for places like Rackspace and Rack Shack (remember them?). Redhat was every where. Then overnight they dropped the free and became RHEL. I'm just reminiscing here.

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gstrock

Money Not Evil

there are many struggling software companies. Why pay a tax for an OS and tools? Who are you trying to make money for, your own company or a company with $50 billion in the bank?

I cannot figure out why people keep defending a 50 billion dollar company, as if they were a struggling underdog.

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gstrock

rpm != apt-get

thanks for the info. I had heard about yum when it first came out. I didn't know if it was official Redhat, or just some side project.

what repository size? How does Redhat compare to Debian.

I remember having to go to http://rpmfind.net/ to find packages I needed because they weren't in the official repository.

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gstrock

Dislike Redhat

I managed a Redhat webserver for 10 years. In that time I have come to dislike Redhat. Their repositories are small, which means anything I install outside of their repo, I have to watch for and manage security updates myself.

I don't like their rpm software manager at all. I much prefer apt-get of the Debian world.

At work we use Gentoo and Ubuntu Linux. My greatest fear is that a no-nothing manager will standardize us on Redhat.

- Greg S.

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