[CS-FSLUG] OpenSolaris Users?

Stephen J. McCracken smccracken at hcjb.org.ec
Fri Dec 26 06:51:20 CST 2008

Timothy Butler wrote:
>> I've voiced in the past my disgust with the "rolling release" concept. I
>> don't want the latest and greatest. Sometimes a new feature is
>> compelling, but for me that's quite rare. Once I get all my hardware
>> working, I want to leave things as they are for awhile. I like bug fixes
>> and patches; I don't like dropping support just about the time I get
>> used to what I have.
>     That's why I like RHEL so much (presumably CentOS would be the same,
> since only differs in minor ways). You can run the same RHEL release for
> over half a decade. They offer security updates, but they backport those
> to the same software versions that came with the system, that way
> features don't shift around when just trying to keep the system stable
> and secure.

This is what has pushed me more toward Debian.  They support the
software for a long time, and you can just enable the Security
repositories to only get bug fixes and security updates without all the
other updates.  They also offer a MUCH better upgrade path between
releases than RH/CentOS.


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