On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Michael Stevens wrote:

> Can't we compare something vaguely equivalent here instead?
> I personally would have just as little faith in Solaris run by someone
> who didn't know what they were doing as I would in Redhat run by
> someone who didn't know what they were doing.
> How about a decently built rack mount PC running Debian[1], by
> someone who actually knows how to setup that particular OS decently,
> as compared with a Sun box running Solaris setup by someone good
> with solaris?
> (And, myself, I'd recommend the PC for some situations, and the Solaris box
> for others).
> My main problem with the PC architecture is that you can do a lot by carefully
> picking a good manufacturer, but it's still fundamentally not as solid and
> consistent as sun stuff, IMHO.
> I imagine you could get a pc service contract on the same level as
> Sun do, but I have no experience in the area. Has anyone got any experience
> paying vast amounts of money for PC support? did you get much for your
> money?

We are currently getting support for all our redhat boxes running on
Compaq offer 24x7, 2 hour response/4 hour fix on their intel boxes (at a
price)... They also offer basic RedHat support.
Redhat offer OS support for 625 UKP per server (9-6 Mon-Fri)
RHCE Course is only 1500 UKP too.


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