[RndTbl] Opinions on Fedora Server
trevor at tecnopolis.ca
Tue Mar 24 23:25:50 CDT 2020
On 2020-03-24 Alberto Abrao wrote:
> Does anyone have experience with Fedora Server on a (semi) production
> setting? If yes, care to share your opinions? Thank you!
I've used Fedora in a server setting on dozens of computers since
Fedora 1. I still use it exclusively (well, except 1 box I'm forced to
use RHEL on). All production settings!
- Always near the latest kernel for all the latest h/w support and bug
fixes and new features; Linus uses it for this reason
- Bleeding edge of nearly everything, never sitting there wishing for
the newest features in this or that or compiling things yourself or
having to fudge new-on-old with containers, etc
- Very professional distro: Fedora today is RHEL in 2-4 years
- Upgrading to next Fedora version is easy and very reliable, many of
my boxes are upgrades from 1 to 2 to 3 to ... 30. Yes, really: Same
installs going for 16+ years.
- Must upgrade every 12ish months (if you skip a release) to keep
- You'll see the bugs first before the other distros do; mitigate
slightly by staying on the next-to-latest Fedora
There will be a lot of Sayers of Nay, but don't listen to them if you
have the smarts and fortitude to live a bit more on the edge. You also
get to be a bigger part of the development, guidance and bug-fixing
process by using Fedora. Also, there's always CentOS if you want the
RHEL world without the for-pay aspect, or if one box needs to be a
little less edgy. And RHEL if your box is being used for a
money-no-object purpose. And if you know one of those 3 distros, you
know them all.
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