RedHat vs. Debian
Vi vs. Emacs
Quote:>RedHat (and Caldera) are in a way a "thing of the past": A commercial
>entity with the notion that paying developers produces better work.
[RedHat vs. Debian with a Debian bias]
First of all, I would like to say that Debian is an excellent project,
with noble goals and an excellent distribution.
My objections to Debian are as follows:
* Lack of security updates for 'bo' (Debian 1.3.1), the last stable release
of Debian. If you have a Debian system, security updates is a patchwork
of "roll your own", or updating to an unproven system. With RedHat,
security updates is as simple as making this your home page in
And installing updates as needed.
* More difficult install procedure than the install procedure for RedHat
* The release date for 'hamm' (Debian 2.0) keeps getting pushed back.
It was scheduled to be released in April, but still isn't around.
Debian is an excellent system, and is a good choice for people willing to
take the extra time needed to install Debian, and are willing to keep up
to date on the latest security information. It is also a very flexible
system, with multiple architechure support in the up and coming Debian
As for RedHat, they go to a lot of effort to fix distribution bugs as
quickly as possible. They also still update their RedHat 4.2 system,
even though the system is over a year old.
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