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Re: [suse-security] SUSE 9.0 Pro Production Quality?

That sounds good.  The thing is that most of the security holes you see
come out are with the extra software.  The core or minimal install has
less security holes and therefore is generally more stable.  So, it's
all good if you do it that way.  No problem.

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 09:08, Eric Kahklen wrote:
> I've been doing the minimal install option and then only adding what I 
> need after that point. No GUI or extra stuff.  The minimal install I 
> believe is just over 250 megs if I am mistaken.  Does that sounds like a 
> good approach?  BTW, thanks for clearing that up.  I thought thats what 
> it was, but not being a linux verbage guru I was till a bit unclear. :)
> Eric
> David Fetter wrote:
> >That depends on your needs when it comes to production quality.  The
> >main reason why the SuSE Enterprise or even Redhat Enterprise is
> >considered to be "true production quality" is because, they have fewer
> >upgrades to the installed OS.  Instead they back port security patches
> >and only the very critical performance patches.  SuSE Personal and
> >Professional version will actually upgrade the software to newer
> >versions.  The difference here is that when you back port patches,
> >functionality doesn't change therefore it is much less likely for
> >something to break.  However, you can still have a production quality
> >installation of SuSE Pro simply by installing it and setting it up that
> >way.  Like minimal OS instllation to minimize the number of patches that
> >are needed, etc.  Running SuSE 9.x Pro can be perfectly fine in
> >production environments.  It's all up to how you administrate it.
> >
> >On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 07:53, Eric Kahklen wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>I had a discussion with my local LUG and a member had some interesting 
> >>threads to share.  Basically it showed that SUSE 9.0 is not really a 
> >>production level version.  For production level use, it is recommended 
> >>to go with the Enterprise version of SUSE.  Has other people got this 
> >>impression?  My concern is that my company can't afford to purchase any 
> >>more software at this time so would I be better off looking at something 
> >>like Debian?  I know this is kind of off topic, but basically I am 
> >>curious if 9.0 Pro is secure and stable enough for my organization needs.
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>
> >>Eric
> >>
> >>-- 
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> >>
> >>
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> >>
David M. Fetter - http://www.fetterconsulting.com/
"The world is full of power and energy and a person can go far by just
skimming off a tiny bit of it." Neal Stephenson - Snow Crash

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