[Fwd: Re: [CentOS] School Server Setup]

John Plemons john at mavin.com
Wed Jun 11 14:36:50 UTC 2008


Given the cost and ease of setup, CentOS is a great choice, using one of 
the machines as a server and the other as clients. CentOS is very 
robust, and can be configured for one machine to hundreds, so to ear 
mark it as only a Enterprise package is wrong, and no there isn't a 
great deal of setup involved.  With the tools that come with the package 
a working server can easily be configured and running in a afternoon, so 
the task isn't all that tough.  Plus you have the wealth of the CentOS 
community to help if you get in trouble.

That's my nickels worth, you can keep the extra three cents...

john plemons






Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Alain Terriault wrote:
>   
>> For 25 systems and if you want this done without spending to much time,  
>> Clarkconnect would by my first choice for server side OS (#2 would be 
>> SME).
>>     
> [...]
>   
>> For the clients side, my favorite flavor of Linux is Ubuntu.
>>     
>
> For trees my favourite color is green, while for fire engines it is red.
>
> This is something you don't have to back up with some arguments, as a
> non-green tree (at least from spring to fall) doesn't look that healthy
> and who has ever heard of a yellow fire engine?
>
> Your case up there looks a bit different: It is easy to say that those
> are your favourite flavors - but can you substantiate that somehow?
> Especially as ClarkConnect and SME are based (or at least were based) on
> CentOS but mostly lack a large community behind them -> Vendor Lock-In. 
>
> Ralph
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