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Enterprise distributions suck and free software rules

Enterprise distributions suck and free software rules

Posted Mar 8, 2011 20:11 UTC (Tue) by vonbrand (guest, #4458)
In reply to: Enterprise distributions suck and free software rules by dlang
Parent article: Enterprise distributions and free software

If you compare the stability of vanilla Linus kernels on whiteboxen to $ENTERPRISE kernels on top-tier machines, you don't know if the differences are due to the kernel's stability, broken(ish) support for funky hardware on the "top" machines, different workloads/stress, or even simply due to different definitions of "stable" in different environments.


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Enterprise distributions suck and free software rules

Posted Mar 12, 2011 21:00 UTC (Sat) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

true, although according the 'prevailing wisdom' both selecting top tier vendors and going with enterprise kernels are choices that are supposed to increase reliability

that being said, I used the kernel.org kernel on the top tier boxes for a few years before deciding that they didn't provide any additional reliability.

as for the argument that reliability means different things, in the case I am referring to, reliability is measured and defined by the same people.


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