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From "Mark R. Diggory" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] which OS for new gump machine?
Date Mon, 22 Mar 2004 03:04:36 GMT
On Sun, 2004-03-21 at 21:43, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Leo Simons wrote:
> > The new IBM boxen arrived, and infrastructure@ will be installing them 
> > this week. There's been quite a bit of talk about which OS to run on the 
> > machine. From the looks of it, we're probably getting Red Hat Enterprise 
> > Linux v3 (RHEL3).
> > 
> > This is a quick vote to be sure we're in agreement that's a sane choice. 
> > Please place your votes:
> > 
> > [] Linux
> >    [] RHEL
> >    [] Debian
> > [] FreeBSD (probably 5.2.x)
> My vote is for Debian.  I initially switched to Debian for my own 
> personal use when Red Hat end of lifed the non-Enterprise version of the 
> OS, but I quickly fell in love with apt-get.
> If any help is needed administering this box, count me in.  I have some 
> prior experience in configuring Gump boxes, and would like to become 
> reacquainted with the Python branch.  ;-)
> - Sam Ruby

Hmm, I went to Fedora after the EOL on Redhat 9 was announced, which
supports just about everything that was going on with the old Redhat
series. I think of it as Redhat 9.1. I'm quite happy with yum, up2date
and with the JPackage efforts, I can easily manage via rpm's the
installation of Java and many Apache Java projects with little to no


Mark R. Diggory
Software Developer - VDC Project
Harvard MIT Data Center

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