Re: Linux Distribution Preferences?

From: Gavin Flower <GavinFlower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz>
To: "SUNDAY A(dot) OLUTAYO" <olutayo(at)sadeeb(dot)com>
Cc: Chris Ernst <cernst(at)zvelo(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Linux Distribution Preferences?
Date: 2013-01-14 01:08:55
Message-ID: 50F35AA7.3010207@archidevsys.co.nz
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On 14/01/13 12:06, SUNDAY A. OLUTAYO wrote:
> Ubuntu did the marketing for linux and many more. Some people are just haters. Can you tell us about upstart?
>
> Sent from my LG Mobile
>
> Gavin Flower <GavinFlower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz> wrote:
>
> On 14/01/13 13:07, Chris Ernst wrote:
>> On 01/13/2013 03:44 PM, Gavin Flower wrote:
>>> I would tend use Fedora for development, but would consider CentOS (or
>>> RHEL, if we had the budget) for production - I avoid Ubuntu like the
>>> plague.
>> I happen to be doing my own research on this matter. I tend to lean
>> more toward RHEL or CentOS for production servers just because there
>> seem to be more people using it in that capacity and it seem to be
>> easier to get solid support or advice for those. But I prefer Ubuntu
>> for my laptop mainly because of the size of the community, available
>> PPAs, ease of administration, etc...
>>
>> Ultimately, it seem to come down to what you are most
>> familiar/comfortable managing. I don't see much practical difference
>> between the distributions other than the versions of various software
>> that they ship with by default. But that is usually rather easy to
>> change according to your needs anyway.
>>
>> I've seen the opinion of "avoid Ubuntu like the plague" expressed many
>> times, but it is never followed up with any solid reasoning. Can you
>> (or anyone else) give specific details on exactly why you believe
>> Ubuntu should be avoided?
>>
>> - Chris
>>
>>
>>
> 4 reasons:
>
> 1. One place where I worked Ubuntu was standard, I tried it and found
> that it lacked at least a couple of desktop features in GNOME 2 that
> I found very useful into Fedora. Fortunately, I was allowed to
> revert back to Fedora. Prior to that, I was using Fedora mainly by
> default.
>
> 2. Twice I came across features that I liked and Ubuntu seemed to imply
> they had done them, later I found the projects been initiated and
> sponsored largely by Red Hat. Especially as Red Hat is in the top
> ten contributors to the kernel, and the contribution of Ubuntu is
> not significant.
>
> 3. Ubuntu distributions are now starting to be filled with crapware and
> ant-privacy features features.
>
> 4. Ubuntu seems very good at collecting fanbois.
>
> If I were to change from Fedora, I would probably go back to Debian.
>
>
>
> Cheers,
> Gavin
I don't know much about 'upstart' - Fedora uses systemd:
http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd

Cheers,
Gavin

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