A bad experience with RedHat and Novell
Posted May 10, 2007 23:54 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
In reply to: A bad experience with RedHat and Novell
Parent article: A think tank's view of free software
This is great information; I've always wondered just what the deal was on Linux support. It's hard to believe someone like Red Hat can economically support an entire monstrous open source distribution, culled from developers from all corners of the universe, as a proprietary vendor could support something it produces itself. And these experiences seem to bear that out.
It seems to me there's a middle ground between a Linux distribution and Windows. A commercial Unix would come with all the support, guarantees, and dependability into the future, while still leaving the door open for small unsupported open source deviations where necessary. It's pretty easy to plug open source components into AIX; IBM even gives you a boost sometimes. It's not so easy with Windows.
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