Linux with caveats
Posted Apr 22, 2010 14:55 UTC (Thu) by pboddie
In reply to: Linux with caveats
Parent article: RHEL 6 beta version available
As part of the "regime", I do not really understand why you are stuck, when your RHEL 5.5 workstation could easily KVM/xen your favourite distro on which you can base your development environment.
Some things for my friendly sysadmins to do when they get back, then. :-)
What motivated my remark was that claims to support "Linux" which amount to only being able to run one particular "blessed" distribution often undermine the benefits of Linux, one of which was articulated in the comment I responded to: you can always find a distribution which suits you best. Of course no-one wants to have to support every distribution out there, but when the "regime" is happy to indulge Windows users with the latest and greatest, but they won't even entertain a second choice of well-regarded Linux distribution, one can't help feeling that one has drawn a very short straw indeed.
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