Which OS should we use?
norgaard at locolomo.org
Tue Jan 11 13:37:12 PST 2005
Paul Schmehl wrote:
> We're getting ready to create some new servers from scratch
> (format/install). We've been using 4.9 and 4.10 for a while now with no
> problems. We've got one 5.3 box setup for test purposes.
> On this list I have seen comments about instability issues in 5.3.
> These servers need to be stable. Should we install 4.10/11? Or move up
> to 5.3?
While there are ongoing discussions on how long 4.x will be supported
and when/if 5.x is mature for production, there is no doubt that at some
point, 4.x will no longer be supported and 5.x will be _the_ production
For this reason, you should consider the extra work involved in later
upgrading to 5.x, the recommended way is a complete reinstall which will
lead to downtime.
Apart from stability, you should also consider if 5.x provides specific
features you need or want which are not supported under 4.x, or support
for specific hardware.
Considering this, I'd recommend 5.x. I have not found it more unstable
or worse performing than 4.x, but ofcourse, could be that I'm just not
stressing the system enough.
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