Revealed: how Fedora and the community interact
Posted May 13, 2004 14:42 UTC (Thu) by hjubinlwn
Parent article: Revealed: how Fedora and the community interact
I decided when the full fedora and redhat story appeared to move away.
I am using today Mandrake. Mandrake is trying to make money in one side but mantaining the GPL spirit in the other.
When looking at the RH behavior it is more Microsoft like than Microsoft.
Other solution is also to use the free implementations of RHEL as Whitebox. Tao or Lineox
I am using also linux at the enterprise level and i am not recommending the use of RedHat. RedHat and Software vendors are creating at lot of dependencies between them and this is becoming a real problem. Here is a simple real example:
1) I want to use Tivoli management in Linux
2) I want to use Oracle
3) I want to use Cisco products using Java
4) I want to use SAP.
1) says Redhat 2.1
2) says RedHat 3.0
3) says use 1.4 JVM -> fedora core a
4) says kernel Suse
The result is i cannot implement the solution. The vendors should say i need this kernel and this code level for the libraries or better i am complaint with LSB 1.3 and then letting me choose my distribution.
In fact the vendors are trying to captivate the market!
You can get also the same story with the notebook hardware. HP DELL IBM are claiming their strong Linux support but when asking the support for the notebook systems you get nothing!
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