APT, Yum and Red Carpet
rhl at farorbit.com
Tue Aug 12 21:33:58 UTC 2003
Well, I disagree... for the 90% there is RHL 9.0 etc. and for 10% there
is the enterprise solution. In an enterprise allmost all the cost is
project related and management related; perhaps less than 10% is related
to hardwre and software. A couple of k's is nothing to a multi milion
dollar project. I work for a large corp. and there are no projects smaller
than several milion dollars. What does matter in my environment is the
promises (read support) that comes with the vendor of the software.
Please keep in mind that small businesses need to see an easy migration
path from MS Small Business Server 2000/2003 (SQL, Exchange, Backoffice
etc.) and they care not much for CLI or scriptability. To them
manageability = a GUI way to do stuff. CLI and Scripting = expensive
The exact oposite is true of my world.
RedHat provides 2 lines of product for this reason. They both have their
short comings, but show a lot of promise... not enough GUI on one hand and
dificult to integrate with the existing Win32 env. and AD on the other.
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 August 2003 10:10, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Over 90% of companies are *small business*. Most of them either use
> > consultants or have relatively lightly trained staff for whom making
> > the computers work is often just part of their job and in many cases
> > not part of any official job description at all.
> Funny to hear this from an @redhat person, especially when almost all of
> these *small businesses* will be unable to afford RHEL products and
> will be forced to look elsewhere for their Linux fix.
> Seems that the focus of Red Hat is getting blurred again. Are you
> focusing on providing a product for the big businesses, or for the
> general masses? Can't really please both IMHO.
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