Debian, Sidux, Ubuntu, reference distributions for Rev

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Thu Apr 15 19:12:26 EDT 2010

I have to weigh in here. We have a turnkey system for our locks and keys at our facility, called CyberAuditWeb which runs on a CentOS system. Recently the database went caddywonkers on us, and subsequent days later with tech support had us reinstalling the entire OS again, and the lock and key software on top of that. My point is that the tech guy told us we should NOT upgrade the OS because the lock and key software was written for a certain build of a certain Linux distro. Really? Really. That is all I need to know, to know I will never intentionally use Linux for anything serious. Flame on if you will, but if upgrading an OS can whack a database so bad I have to wipe and reinstall, then all bets are off. 


On Apr 15, 2010, at 12:52 AM, Peter Alcibiades wrote:

> Larry is correct.   Ubuntu is Debian Beta.  Fedora is Red Hat Beta.  Nothing
> wrong with betas.  They are not reference systems.
> People who want to use Ubuntu as a reference system, or Fedora for that
> matter, need to get specific.  I suggested, and Larry seems to be
> suggesting, Debian Stable.  
> You want to use Ubuntu as a reference distro, which release?  How often are
> you going to change it?  Every six months, when the new version comes out? 
> You want to use Fedora, which release?
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