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I have just received the mail informing me I need to migrate my redhat account.  I work at Manchester university in computational biophysics.  Can anyone tell me what is the best, new redhat enviroment for me/us  and why?


I read the pages myself but both seem more geared towards IT and corporate use.

Gavin.
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Majorwoo,
Fedora seems ok for many machines like a cluster.  But for a multinode server I think AS, DO YOU AGREE?  Also, I think AS will not be upgraded much and be more static (less hassle0?

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that is the point of it yes.

Fedora is for home users and people messing around, who want the newest video cards and soudn scards and the latest version of X etc.

THe enterprise series (AS and WS) is targetting business - AS for their servers and WS for their workstations - with an aim at stability, certification, and support.  That is why they are charging ,, because they are going to provide updates and such on a subscription basis.  It's a really good move for businesses I believe, and the 2-3 month release cycle should be good for home users too.  I think the e-mail was worder poorly, or more corectly worded such that some people will start paying for WS when they could have used Fedora just fine.
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Hello,
Majorwoo.  I was looking at the pricing, work with 4 nodes will need AS, however I can use WS.  But, I was wondering would free-bsd not do the same/better job?  

Like you pointed out, I'm not bothered about gaming or the latest X.  I only use my machine for comp-chem and writing papers, oh yes and internet banking.

Gavin
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free bsd could probably do the same job, the question is do you want to pay redhat to for their support.  When you buy AS you get up2date and all the redhat people who spend time making sure your openssh version isnt vulberable to the latest crack or that the apache version you are running wont crash under high load etc -- you are paying them to do some of the dirty work for you.
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