> So what would be the down side to just walking away from everything > RH-related now that Ubuntu has a free alternative with long term > support? I thought perhaps when I mentioned it earlier there would be > a flurry of responses pointing out functional deficiencies but so far > there have been none. I would never have started using RH in the early > days if it had not been freely redistributable. Now the clones are > better than nothing, but it still seems wrong. > > Functional deficiencies here we come: 1) No equivalent to kickstart: By that I mean, zero support for automated lvm on raid kind of disk partitioning in the debian-installer 2) No equivalent to 'rpm -Va' or any 'rpm -V'. No checksumming done on packages and their contents. .... .... hmm.... the rest are all learn how to add automatic iptables on boot sort of stuff I guess. If you move to ubuntu, be prepared for a lot more than just apt-get / apt-cache. There is no inittab. You do get to use 'service whatever start/stop' though from Intrepid onwards I believe. There is no root account by default. You must be prepared for a very different way to the Redhat way of doing things. Christopher - who did the leap from Centos to Ubuntu and is now stuck in the Windows quagmire.