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RedHat Which Version? and USB woes

dory550
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Hi Guys
I am running now on UNIX SCO 5.0.5 platform
I am running 25 WY50 terminals and other serial devices, using 2 serial port-servers with 16 ports each.
I would like to switch to my OS to REDHAT Linux
Dell is offering me  4 choices  for REDHAT: ES4.1,  ES4.3, AS4.1,  AS4.3
My first question is:
Which one should I choose and why?

I would like to remain with my WYSE 50's and use the existing serial connection and cabling
because I am using an all-text Accounting-Application and "dumb terminals" do the job.
I would like Hoever to switch these 'serial port-servers' setup,  with "USB-to-Serial" port-servers
My second question is:
Am I looking for trouble using "USB to Serial"
Should I expect to have real "plug & play" here where adding a device is a breeze
or am I looking for problems?
Thank you for your help
Dory
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Top Expert 2015
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Devices with USB Serial Class support will work, others will not.
ES is cheaper, otherwise small differences, http://www.redhat.com/rhel/compare/server/

Other Linux distributions (Mandriva,SuSE,Fedora) do not limit number of usable CPUs
Others do not even charge for premium releases like ubuntu

http://www.distrowatch.com/ for more info

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http://www.redhat.com/rhel/compare/
actally ES is same as WS at larger price....

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No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:

Accept gheist http:#16395304

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Gheist
I am sorry
I comletely forgot that I had an open question on this forum
I accepted your answer and would like to thanks you for your help
Dory
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