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View Poll Results: What Linux Distro do you Use?
Ubuntu 34 43.59%
Kubuntu 1 1.28%
Fedora 5 6.41%
Open Suse 2 2.56%
Debian 0 0%
Mandriva/Linux Mint/PCLinuxOS/other 6 7.69%
Stop Posting Stupid Polls!!!!!!!!! 9 11.54%
I used to like Linux but it destroyed my whole computer 1 1.28%
I don't Like Penguins 18 23.08%
I pretend to hate Linux but i am secretly jealous of it because it is so much better then windows 2 2.56%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

28 May 2010   #81
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

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Question: When purchasing Red Hat Enterprise am I able to install it on one server to get my project running and then move it to a new server 6 months from now? In other words does Red Hat have an issue with moving it from one server to another? Thanks.
I would have thought not but don't really know. Does it not say on Fedora Forums?
I have not looked or asked, there are so many *ix users here I thought I'd ask. Plus I did not really want to join yet another forum...there a too many now-a-days. UGH!

On a side note: Searching and reading on line my boss and I found that you buy support for each copy of Red Hat Enterprise and it does not matter what machine it is on as long as you have 1 support for each install. Something odd in the license wording states that if in the future you do NOT re-buy support that they have the right to come audit your servers to make sure you really did remove the OS. Hummmm.
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28 May 2010   #82
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Question: When purchasing Red Hat Enterprise am I able to install it on one server to get my project running and then move it to a new server 6 months from now? In other words does Red Hat have an issue with moving it from one server to another? Thanks.
That should be no problem whatsoever. For our servers at work, instead of paying for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...we instead use CentOS which is a free rebuild version of RHEL. Might be worth looking into.
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28 May 2010   #83
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Question: When purchasing Red Hat Enterprise am I able to install it on one server to get my project running and then move it to a new server 6 months from now? In other words does Red Hat have an issue with moving it from one server to another? Thanks.
That should be no problem whatsoever. For our servers at work, instead of paying for Red Hat Enterprise Linux...we instead use CentOS which is a free rebuild version of RHEL. Might be worth looking into.
I wish we could but the vendor only certified their software on RHEL, so we do not have a choice. Thank you for answering my question!
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30 May 2010   #84
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

I started out using open source, basically due to being directed to a local computer and electronics recycle non profit organization, when I needed to buy a computer to go with a return to college as a middle aged person. If my monetary resources had allowed me to buy a new computer I would have started on a MS setup. I had never really had a need for a computer up to 3 years ago, so I had no clue about any OS. Not sure I do even now but I find it fun to learn more as time goes on.

This starting point has actually given me a great advantage in being able to understand operating systems in a general manner, and makes working with Windows like playing a old game of pong compared to a modern game as far as understanding the limitations and safeguards of any OS. Don't interpret this as MS as being less then any other, it is just easier to understand how it works if you have some tools of understanding, and willingness to hit the command line.

As several have suggested in this thread working with the systems that work for you is really the best way to go. It is good to see though that many of you use open source software, and recognize the advantages of this at times.
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30 May 2010   #85
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've played with lots of distros in the past, and eventually settled with linuxmint. (my avatar is called felicia.)

these days i just use puppy on a usb stick to recover files etc from broken xp machines.

i love my puppy coz it boots real quick from my old 128 megabyte usb drive, and seems to be able to network anything.
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30 May 2010   #86
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

Have you checked out puppy lucid it is a nice setup. Puppy Linux 5.0 “Lucid Puppy” Released | Linux Journal Puppy Linux is actually a pretty good way of learning about Linux and open source distros', it runs in root, but is set up in a way that makes it a little more difficult to bork if you watch what your doing. Puppy also will install and be running in about 10 minutes. There are a bunch of pupplets as well that are pretty cool.
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31 May 2010   #87
tomaziux132

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I use Linux only on VMWare
But i have Mandriva x64 and Ubuntu.
Both are great
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