[CentOS] link to "commercial support" page isn't really helpful

Frank Cox theatre at sasktel.net
Mon Jun 22 00:19:50 UTC 2009

On Sun, 21 Jun 2009 19:49:45 -0400 (EDT)
Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>   the second (separate) issue is: where does one get centos support?

Way back when, I remember reading something that said words to the effect of
"If you can carry your own water, Linux is free."

The reverse is also true.

> and i *don't* know how to answer that.  a previous poster listed a
> number of places: wiki, mailing lists, IRC.  which is all well and
> good, but will mean *nothing* to a large company whose only concern
> is:  "if something goes horribly, horribly wrong, who do i call to
> demand to fix it?"  that's all they care about -- someone to yell at.
> they're not going to accept that they should start joining mailing
> lists or hanging out on IRC chats.

If that's the situation,  Centos will not meet their needs.  RHEL is what
they want, and the answer to the who-to-call question becomes Red Hat.

I've never used RHEL myself, but I get the impression that you don't get to
"play the edge" quite as much as you can get away with on Centos because you
need to insure that you keep a maintainable RHEL system, where maintainable is
defined by Red Hat.

But RHEL is really the only answer to your question.   Centos ain't it.

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