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SUSE SLES vs Red Hat EL

SUSE SLES vs Red Hat EL

Posted Sep 9, 2004 13:58 UTC (Thu) by mwilck (subscriber, #1966)
In reply to: SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 by ranger
Parent article: SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9

Some people would still consider RHEL3 WS edition to be capable of most server tasks.

The same can be said about SUSE Professional 9.l. SLES 9 is intended as competitor for ES/AS.

For example, consult the EMC hardware compatability list...

I am not sure what you are referring to. In the "EMC Support Matrix" document which I just looked at, Red Hat isn't mentioned a lot more frequently than SUSE. The same holds e.g. for SAP.

I never know if your articles purposely include controversial information to increase the reaction to the article, ...

You pick on Ladislav, but I can't see higher quality in your comment than in his article. It appears that you cannot stand the notion that SUSE may have (temporarily, as Ladislav states it) a more advanced enterprise product than Red Hat.

I like Red Hat EL3.0, but SLES 8 is at the same level of quality and ISV/IHV support. Potential customers should base their decision for one or the other on their specific field of application, not on the brand name.

The release of SLES 9 introduces kernel 2.6 to the enterprise market, and it is noteworthy that was Novell/SUSE that took this step, not Red Hat.


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