Not logged in
Log in now
Create an account
Subscribe to LWN
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 9, 2013
(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
Posted Oct 17, 2008 23:56 UTC (Fri) by smurf (subscriber, #17840)
It had what looked like a LTS version because of its rather long release cycle, but it seems that the Debian maintainers are fixing that.
Fedora and long term support
Posted Oct 18, 2008 13:35 UTC (Sat) by kh (subscriber, #19413)
I put Ubuntu on my son's computer, then my notebook, then transitioned a couple servers. It was a sometimes painful experience. (e.g. I realize many people would call me odd, and for a number of reasons, ;-) but I really prefer sendmail, and I ran into Ubuntu specific bugs in sendmail, and then others in postfix after I gave up on fighting the sendmail battle during my first server trials with early versions of Ubuntu.)
With all that said, I would not consider Debian now because I want a commercial company to do well in the Linux business. Actually, I want many to do well, and Redhat is one of my favorite companies - I really do not wish to criticize Redhat, it's employees, or Fedora. Their products just do not quite fit my needs right now. I still recommend RHEL, and have helped other companies deploy it. I do not think Fedora is appropriate for production servers though, unless the admins have a lot more time and energy than I do.
Posted Oct 18, 2008 15:25 UTC (Sat) by dilinger (subscriber, #2867)
By all means, if you're looking for commercial support, go with Ubuntu (or RHEL).
Copyright © 2013, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds