David Miller wrote --------------------------- You can go with the self support option. Seeing you are willing to go with CentOS as long as there are timely updates. That tells me you dont really care about getting "support" from the vendor. You can pick up workstation self support for $50 and server for $350 a year. That means you will get all the updates but just can't call or open tickets with Redhat. The limitations imposed by Redhat for "Support" they will provide are artificial. Although Redhat says it will only support 2 sockets and x amount of virtual guests you can still do it. --------------------------- From what I saw on the redhat site they have also taken away that support/subscription model. They have standard support as minimum, for me it would be 4,000+ or more for my 2 little non-commercial servers...forget it. With redhat doing this, I think I would stay away from all redhat variants. Really close to just wiping the install and going with U.LTS (ubuntu server). The guys at centos make it possible for people to get into redhat that are not huge businesses. I can see a small business hosting company paying 2,000 a year per server just to lease a 100/month dedicated server. Redhat is losing vision for profits here. It is not so hard to find other avenues. I would rather pay them something like 300 a year for each computer, that is cool....but 2,000? No thank you. The reason I went with centos is I DID try redhat. The support for redhat was terrible. It would take weeks of emails just to get someone who understood the question. I figured why pay for all that completely useless support and just go free and figure it out myself. Centos is fun, but I am kinda interested in more modern packages that ubu seems to offer. Worried about having to relearn a full system though. Redhat is killing itself in my opinion, just my opinion.