Wow. Welcome back for me. :)

Sam Hiser shiser at
Wed Jun 29 17:56:36 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 13:57 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > The (enterprise, gov't) adoption decision-makers -- who take a more
> > superficial view -- make a bigger distinction than you or I.
> There are no enterprise 'labeled' deb-based distributions that I have
> ever heard of.
> > There is a larger appearance of difference in the way these systems are
> > the way an organization would look at the challenge of
> > configuring and updating a large number of the way the
> > distro vendors package these services.  (Ubuntu's enterprise offering is
> > vapor yet, but...)
> What difference? Red Hat-based distributions use kickstart for mass
> deployment and can use yum or up2date for updates.
> > It is a nominal thing, but the distinction is being made.  It may not be
> > necessary but it exists.  That's my thinking behind.  It comes into the
> > conversation when organizations are defining their requirements and
> > making the Linux adoption decision.  I don't actually say it doesnt
> > matter, because they are thinking about their resources.  There's a
> > difference in the way I support Red Hat or Fedora or Ubuntu or JDS and
> > planning and money are naturally involved.
> What difference? The only thing I can think of is that ubuntu is the
> only deb-based distro with an automated installer.
Respectfully, you don't sit with IT heads and explain all this and then
that it actually only makes a difference in the process.  They don't
know and they need to know -- or they ask: "RPM or DEB?"  It's a
different perspective.  We make Debian (and now Ubuntu) almost
enterprise-class.  It's what Red Hat does, and does better than anyone

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