[CentOS-docs] What's an Enterprise class OS

Sat Nov 8 16:55:26 UTC 2008
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 6:29 AM, Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 12:59:02PM +0000, Ned Slider wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> One of the concepts we see arise on the forums time and time again
>> that's poorly understood is the concept of an Enterprise Class OS and
>> everything that involves. I think it would be of benefit to have a one
>> stop page to point users to that explains the concepts and provides the
>> information required. Much of this content already exists on the Wiki
>> but it is scattered over many individual pages and new users often don't
>> find it (new users often don't search at all!)

> Anyway, for those that don't frequent the forum, Ned, Alan and Akemi san
> do the lion's (tiger's?) share of the work in dealing with the newcomers
> and answering the same questions again and again, and anything that one
> of them feels might help is certainly worth considering.

Many of you on this mailing list may still remember the longish thread
regarding the writing of a HowTo rpmbuild article.  At that time, I
quoted several forum posts to demonstrate the fact that we repeatedly
*type* the same answer each time a new person asks the same question.
This was because there wasn't really a good single point of reference
we could use and the best way of responding was to write the whole
thing out (again and again).

At lease for me, the most propelling reason for creating a new article
is to make things easier for people helping new users rather than to
expect new users to read it.

And the article/subject Ned is proposing is indeed worth writing.
With so many people switching from Fedora and other distros, we have
been having so many occasions in which we should explain what an
enterprise class OS (thus CentOS) is about.