[CentOS] Oracle tries to capture CentOS users

Tue Jul 24 21:20:42 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 3:45 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> >>>
>>> The first time I was doing sysadmin work was on a sparcserver, back in
>>> '95-'97, and I really, really liked that box. I agree, it was a real
>>> shame.
>> Yeah, but fast forward another year or two and you had an extremely
>> buggy OS (not a problem by itself, everything was back then) and it
>> was cheaper to go buy a faster PC and run linux than it would have
>> been to get the bugfixes for the OS.  What did they expect to happen?
> Not in the mid/late nineties. Sun 3 was nice and solid (I used it, along
> with Irix mostly, through the early/mid-nineties). Solaris 6.3 == Sun 3;
> Solaris 6.4 was the next release, and was perfectly fine and solid.

I was stuck with some version of Solaris 5, expired support and no
free bug fixes.

> By the late nineties, RH 5.2 was nice and solid, and I was running that at
> home.

At some point, our mailserver broke and I copied the sendmail configs
over to a linux box, restored some backups to it and never looked
back.    Wasn't really happy with RH until 7.3, but that was rock

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com