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Linux distros used in Enterprise companies [message #460087] Wed, 09 June 2010 09:29 Go to next message
edgarferro7
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Hi,
I want to know apart from Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu and Fedora what other Linux distros are used by Enterprise level companies?

Thanks,
Edgar
Re: Linux distros used in Enterprise companies [message #460091 is a reply to message #460087] Wed, 09 June 2010 09:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ThomasG
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I started bringing Gentoo in here. ( Although not for running Oracle yet. So far for a few web/file servers and thin clients. But I plan to try Oracle when we get new machines in 2-3 years. )

I like the fact that you can basically set up your own source repository with custom patches yourself quite easily, and then "replicate" your installed software package across machines with different hardware quite easily through Portage (Similar to BSD Ports).

So basically it's easy to somewhat tweak it into your own company-internal distro.

Although I would say we here *barely* scratch the lower border of "Enterprise level"
Re: Linux distros used in Enterprise companies [message #460143 is a reply to message #460091] Wed, 09 June 2010 20:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ebrian
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I've known of a few using Oracle Enterprise Linux.
Re: Linux distros used in Enterprise companies [message #460206 is a reply to message #460143] Thu, 10 June 2010 03:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
edgarferro7
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Thanks guys,
I heard about Gentoo, but Oracle Enterprise Linux is new for me, I will check it out
Re: Linux distros used in Enterprise companies [message #460212 is a reply to message #460087] Thu, 10 June 2010 03:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
edgarferro7
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what about OpenSUSE, does any Hosting companies use it, like most of them run on Ubuntu
Re: Linux distros used in Enterprise companies [message #460226 is a reply to message #460087] Thu, 10 June 2010 04:26 Go to previous message
John Watson
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I would definitely consider OEL. The way I look at it, with OEL, Oracle has done for RedHat what Novell did for SUSE: made it usable. Novell and Oracle have been distributing enterprise software for decades. It's what they do. No other distributions have a fraction of the resources behind them that OEL and SUSE do.
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