RedHat Which Version? and USB woes

Posted on 2006-04-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-23

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
Question by:dory550
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    Accepted Solution

    Devices with USB Serial Class support will work, others will not.
    ES is cheaper, otherwise small differences,

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

    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:

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    Author Comment

    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

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