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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (also CentOS 6)

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 was out in November. Looks like I'll be upgrading servers soon.

    http://www.redhat.com/rhel/server/details/

    I use CentOS, a free community-supported "re-spin" of RHEL. The CentOS team removes the proprietary parts of RHEL (mainly logos) and rebuilds the system from sources, then releases installation images for the masses (like me). You can follow the progress of the CentOS packaging here:

    http://twitter.com/centos

    More details here:

    http://centos.org/
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

    snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

    Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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    Re: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (also CentOS 6)

    I exclusively use Centos in a professional setting, serving millions. Highly stable and recommended. I have stuff that has uptime of literally 6 years. We'd upgrade it, but it works so good, it literally falls to the back of the queue every time.

    For Scratch; Virtualization support really moves ahead of most other stuff in 6.
    Do or do not, there is no try....
    -- Yoda, Dagobah

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    • #3
      Re: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (also CentOS 6)

      I'm wanting to use a newer Ruby so I can experiment with Diaspora (think Facebook but with the decentralization of Usenet and the personal control of a WordPress blog), and I need to go to RHEL 6 (via CentOS) to get that.

      http://blog.joindiaspora.com/what-is-diaspora.html
      Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

      snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

      Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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      • #4
        Re: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (also CentOS 6)

        Most of TG's infrastructure servers all run CentOS. I exclusively use CentOS at work for all our *NIX servers as well.
        Diplomacy is the art of saying "good doggie" while looking for a bigger stick.

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        • #5
          Re: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (also CentOS 6)

          I use Linux heavily as well, but mine is more of a roll your own kinda thing for an ARM target board.

          My development platform is ubuntu, though.

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          • #6
            Re: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (also CentOS 6)

            CentOS is stable and supported for long periods, which makes it ideal for servers where you don't want to upgrade every six months (as you would with a "bleeding edge" distro like Fedora). Fixes for bugs and security issues are back-ported but new features are not added, to maximize stability.

            An embedded target has a quite different set of requirements. It still benefits from stability, but it also has to be extremely lean, which usually means a custom kernel to exactly satisfy the target's hardware. Yet it still needs a way to install updates to deal with security issues and the constant changing of timezone DST rules by various political bodies (one of my pet peeves).
            Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

            snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

            Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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